Old Dominion Bar Association

2015 Annual Meeting and Conference

May 28 -31, 2015

Hotel Accommodations starting at $119/night at the Wyndham Virginia Crossing Resort and Conference Center, 1000 Virginia Center Pkwy, Glen Allen, VA.  Call (804) 727-1400 ask for ODBA block before rooms are sold out.

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Call for Nominations for 2015 ODBA Awards

Celebrating ODBA’s founders, fortitude, and future at our 75th Anniversary calls for us to recognize individuals that ensured our continuous relevant existence as a bar association in the Commonwealth of Virginia. There are many individuals who daily practice law or successfully pursue legal advocacy projects in fulfillment of our motto "Virginia’s Advocates for Equal Justice." We want to recognize a few of these many individuals at our 75th Anniversary Gala on May 30, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at the site of the Annual Conference, Wyndham Virginia Commons Hotels and Resort, Glen Allen, VA.

We are looking for nominations for the following awards: Lifetime Achievement Award, L. Douglas Wilder Vanguard Award, Distinguished Service Award, Harold Marsh, Sr. Community Service Award, and ODBA Member of the Year.

Please read the criteria for each award and complete the nomination form by clicking here. The deadline for nominations is 11:59 p.m. on April 10, 2015. Submit your nominations to doris@cvlas.org and copy hholland@suffolkva.us.

About ODBA

Spawned from the need to confront a policy that offended personal and professional dignity, from the need for African-American lawyers to associate for personal and professional growth, and from a need to encourage African-American lawyers to participate in the Virginia State Bar, the ODBA grew into an organization that filled not only those particular needs but one that also has provided continuity of leadership and support with respect to the various concerns of particular interest to African Americans and other people of color.

For example, over the past thirty years, ODBA members diligently, and successfully, worked to ensure the appointment of African-American lawyers to judgeships around the state.

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