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  • Friday, August 16, 2019 1:17 PM | Catherine Hammond

    Juridical Solutions PLC is pleased to announce that Judge Joseph Ellis, Retired from the Spotsylvania Circuit Court, is now available for Mediation and Arbitration.

  • Tuesday, April 23, 2019 11:04 AM | Anonymous

    Locke & Quinn seeks mid-level family law associate for adoption, surrogacy, family formation, guardianship and estate planning practice and to become part owner in the Adoption & Surrogacy Law Center. Desire for work in traditional family law (custody, divorce, support, etc) can be accommodated. Resumes and cover letters should be emailed to Colleen Quinn at

  • Tuesday, April 02, 2019 9:55 AM | Anonymous

    The United States Trustee seeks resumes from persons wishing to be considered for appointment to the panel of trustees who administer cases filed under chapter 7 of the bankruptcy code. The appointment is for cases filed in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Richmond Division. Chapter 7 trustees receive compensation and reimbursement for expenses under 11 U.S.C. §326 and §330. Trustees are not federal government employees. For additional information, qualification requirements, and application procedures go to trustee/vacancies/7ad.htm.

  • Wednesday, March 27, 2019 8:55 AM | Anonymous
    Stephanie Grana announces that Cantor Stoneburner Ford Grana & Buckner (Richmond) and Breit Drescher Imprevento (Virginia Beach) have merged to form Breit Cantor Grana Buckner, a powerful Virginia law firm specializing in catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases. Learn more about the firm by visiting their website

  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019 2:59 PM | Anonymous

    If your closets need a spring pick-me-up, and you also want to help out the community, you will have multiple ways to do so in March!

    Bring your gently used accessories and clothing to the March luncheon to donate your items to:

    • The MRWBA will be collecting purses, accessories, and jewelry for Change the World RVA, an organization which helps homeless kids in Richmond area schools. Their big fundraiser, “Another Woman’s Treasure,” will be held April 12-13 at Bon Air United Methodist Church. Bring your purses, jewelry, scarves, and other accessories to be donated for the event (and, go load up on new accessories in April!) .
    • Boots to Suits is an organization that outfits veterans with interview and work apparel. We will be collecting women’s suits, blouses, and interview-appropriate dresses/separates to donate. They must be dry cleaned, current, and in excellent condition. 

    Can’t make it to the March luncheon but have things to donate? Valerie L’Herrou and Mollie Barton will be collecting items at their offices throughout the month of March. Downtown: Valerie L’Herrou, Virginia Poverty Law Center, 919 E Main Street (SunTrust center), Suite 610. West End: Mollie C. Barton, Stiles Ewing Powers PC, 3957 Westerre Parkway, Suite 400. For more information: or

  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019 2:40 PM | Anonymous

    Virginia Lawyers Media, the publisher of Virginia Lawyers Weekly, has announced the inaugural class of “Influential Women of Law,” including a number of MRWBA members. This new awards program honors women attorneys and judges for their excellent work on behalf of their clients, their commitment to their communities and their service to the profession. 

    The MRWBA members in the Class of 2019 honorees are:

    • Stephanie E. Grana, Cantor Stoneburner Ford Grana & Buckner, Richmond
    • Doris Henderson Causey, Central Virginia Legal Aid, Richmond
    • M. Hannah Lauck, U.S. District Court, Richmond
    • Stacy E. Lee, Allstate, Richmond
    • Julie E. McConnell, University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond
    • Colleen M. Quinn, Locke & Quinn, Richmond
    • Michele L. Satterlund, McGuireWoods, Richmond
    • Courtney A. Van Winkle, Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen, Richmond

    Congratulations to all of the honorees!

  • Thursday, January 03, 2019 9:06 AM | Anonymous

    Since 2000, Virginia Business has polled attorneys in the commonwealth, asking them to select from their peers the best lawyers in each practice category. This year, 1,062 lawyers submitted the names of 3,423 nominees in eighteen categories.

    MRWBA members who were recognized this year include:

    Bankruptcy/Creditor's Rights:

    • Sharon Choi Stuart
    • Deanna Hathaway

    Business Law: 

    • Stinson Mundy

    Civil Litigation:

    • Elizabeth Hanes

    Criminal Law: 

    • Amy Austin
    • Mansi Shah

    Family/Domestic Relations: 

    • Julie Cillo
    • Sherry Fox
    • Melanie Friend
    • Mary Burkey Owens
    • Kimberlee Ramsey       

    Intellectual Property:

    • Janet Peyton


    • Karen Elliott
    • Laura Windsor 

    Legal Services/Pro Bono:

    • Tara Casey


    • Nicole Cheuk 
    • Joanna Suyes 

    Taxes/Estates/Trusts/Elder Law:

    • Carolyn White

    Young Lawyers:

    • Britney McPheron, Esq.

    For the complete list of the 2018 Legal Elite, click here

  • Tuesday, January 01, 2019 9:02 AM | Anonymous

    At our December 5th luncheon, MRWBA was pleased to honor Julie McConnell (pictured at left) for all of her hard work on behalf of children.

    Professor Julie McConnell is Director of the UR School of Law's Children's Defense Clinic. Prior to joining the Law School in 2011, she served as the Supervising Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney in the City of Richmond's Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, where she prosecuted cases involving juvenile delinquency, child abuse, sexual abuse, domestic violence, elder abuse, and homicide. She has also served as an Assistant Public Defender in the Richmond Public Defender's Office and is the author of an article in Virginia Lawyer Magazine on the collateral consequences of juvenile adjudications. In 2011, Professor McConnell received the Oliver Hill Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court's "Unsung Hero" Award. She was also awarded the Outstanding Woman Award for Education by the YWCA Richmond in 2017.

    On behalf of the entire MRWBA Membership, Congratulations, Julie, and Thank You for the work you do! 

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