(Snowy) Recent News – Winter 2013-2014
- Greater Peninsula Women’s Bar Association CLE/Fundraiser. The GPWBA is hosting a CLE at W&M Law school on February 8, 2014. Click here for more information.
- Bench-Bar Dinner in Richmond – February 10, 2014. The Young Lawyers Division of the Virginia State Bar is hosting a Bench-Bar dinner in Richmond to celebrate newly appointed and elevated women and minority judges in Virginia’s judicial system on February 10, 2014. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
- Edward L. Chambers, Jr. Joins Heritage Law Group. The Heritage Law Group is pleased to announce that attorney Edward L. Chambers, Jr., will be joining our firm as “Of Counsel” on February 3, 2014. Click here for more information.
Recent News — Thanksgiving, 2013
- FREE Officer of the Court Remote Access “OCRA” The Williamsburg Bar Association and Betsy Woolridge, Clerk of the Circuit Court, are pleased to announce that they have agreed to provide all WBA members with FREE ACCESS TO OCRA for a trial period that will run from October 2013 through October 2014. Ms. Woolridge greatly reduced the normally-applicable fees and the WBA Board voted to use WBA funds to cover the remaining amount. For those of you who are unfamiliar with OCRA, it provides you with the ability to look at actual court records from the comfort of your computer. Click here for more information about OCRA and for sign up instructions.
- Brandon Waltrip Opens Waltrip Firm, PC. Brandon Waltrip is pleased to announce the opening of his own firm; Waltrip Firm, PC. Focusing primarily in the area of Criminal Defense, the firm also handles cases involving Child Custody, Divorce and Civil Litigation. Brandon is licensed in the State and Federal Courts, as well as the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Read more about Brandon’s firm here.
- The Heritage Law Group recently moved its Williamsburg office to 4345 New Town Avenue. The Heritage Law Group is a full service elder law firm, a new type of firm for a changing society. The traditional elder law model integrated government benefits expertise with estate planning. But this focus on government benefits and estate planning is too limited for our clientele. Seniors need a law firm to represent them for all of their legal needs. And many areas of our expertise translate well into the non-senior population. We know our clients want a law firm that they can trust to handle many of the legal needs of their family members.Therefore, in addition to elder law and estate planning and administration, our firm is pleased to offer services such as criminal law, family law, fiduciary services, civil litigation, business planning, and personal injury. In addition to our Williamsburg office location in New Town, we also offer appointments in our offices in York County, Poquoson, and Gloucester. We are also available to our clients for evening and weekend appointments, as well as out-of-office appointments for our clients who are not able to travel to our offices.We invite you to visit our website at www.theheritagelawgroup.com for more information about our attorneys and practice areas.
- Virginia Lawyer publishes article written by Ivan Fehrenbach. The Virginia Lawyer (Volume 61, April 2013) recently published an article written by Ivan Fehrenbach regarding the Commonwealth’s Law Reader Program. Click here to read it.
- Legal Outreach Clinic Results. On November 2, WBA attorneys assisted nearly 30 individuals that needed legal help but could not otherwise afford it. Topics ranged from bankruptcy to domestic issues. Thank you to WBA attorneys Hunter Old, Linda Coppinger, Erin Smith, John Tarley, John Williams, Kelli King, Chris Johnson, and Chris North for all of your assistance!
- October 4, 2013 1:00 Golf Outing (sponsored by Chesapeake Trust). Shotgun start at 1:00 PM. WBA Members, attorney guests, judiciary, law clerks, and family members. Just $25 – please RSVP as soon as possible. Click here for the form.
- October 4, 2013 5:30 PM ANNUAL COOKOUT. Join us for our annual picnic at Williamsburg National golf course. The event is FREE for all WBA Members, attorney guests, judiciary, law clerks, and family members. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- November 2, 2013. 10:00-1:00 PM. Legal Outreach Clinic at the Community Outreach Center. RSVP to Adam.Kinsman@jamescitycountyva.gov. Click here to learn more about the clinics.
- December 6th, 2013 7 to 10 p.m. – WBA Holiday Party WBA Members, judiciary and family members. Mason School of Business, College of William & Mary. More information to come soon!
- Sean and Miri Jung recently opened Pilgrims Law Group in Williamsburg and joined the Williamsburg Bar Association. Their firm is a general practice law firm with an emphasis on criminal defense, traffic law (including DUI), and immigration law. Their firm offers services in different languages, including Korean and Spanish, to assist people of diverse backgrounds. Sean graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. He then received a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. Miri graduated from Washington and Lee University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Music. She then received a Juris Doctor degree from Washington and Lee University School of Law.
- WBA-United Way “Office Hours.” Our new partnership with the United Way pairs an attorney with clients who need immediate legal assistance. We will provide you with an office at the United Way’s New Town location, a printer, a computer, OCRA access to court records, and 3 or 4 clients who have legal issues that match your areas of expertise. All you have to do is give us a few hours. After the initial consultation, it is up to you to decide whether or not to charge the client for additional services rendered. This is an excellent way for new attorneys to begin to build their book of clients while also assisting those in need of service. Follow this link to read more about it and to submit your information to the WBA. We’ve had several successful sessions already and have assisted almost 20 clients in just three months!
- On July 17th, State Senator Thomas K. Norment, Jr. gave the annual legislative update to approximately 30 members of the Williamsburg Bar Association. Read about it here.
- On September 4, the WBA Young Lawyers will have a meeting and lunch at 12:00 at Center Street Grille. Contact Will Sleeth for more information.
- October 4, 2013. Save the date for the annual WBA golf tournament at Williamsburg National ($25 per person) and the Summer Cookout (FREE).
- Jamie Jordan recently joined the Zaremba Center as an associate attorney. Read about Jamie here.
- WBA-United Way “Office Hours.” Our new partnership with the United Way pairs an attorney with clients who need immediate legal assistance. We will provide you with an office at the United Way’s New Town location, a printer, a computer, OCRA access to court records, and 3 or 4 clients who have legal issues that match your areas of expertise. All you have to do is give us a few hours. After the initial consultation, it is up to you to decide whether or not to charge the client for additional services rendered. This is an excellent way for new attorneys to begin to build their book of clients while also assisting those in need of service. Follow this link to read more about it and to submit your information to the WBA.
Judge Killilea was recently featured on the cover of the Next Door Neighbors magazine. Click here to read the article!
Sergeant William “Mac” McMichael, a 17-year veteran of the James City County Police Department, was recently diagnosed with cancer. Visit this page to hear his story and to support “Mac’s Cause.”
Montgomery, Kelley & McKinnon recently hired a new associate, Erin Smith. Read about it here.
Our Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney, Cathy Black, was awarded the 2012 National Traffic Safety Prosecutor Award from the National Association of Prosecutor Coordinators. Read the WYDaily article here.
The next Legal Outreach Clinic
is July 20, 2013 at the College of William & Mary Law Schoolhas been cancelled. You’ll have additional opportunities to help via the WBA/United Way “office hours” — look for details in July’s newsletter.