March 10, 2014

As we move forward in the 21st Century, our profession needs to be representative of our clients. The mission of the Diversity Conference is to promote diversity in all aspects of the legal profession. We are writing to ask your help in fulfilling that mission.

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May 03, 2013

Join the VWAA and Diversity Conference at the VSB Annual Meeting, on Friday, June 14 at 2:30 p.m. for what promises to be a spirited and informative discussion: Diversity and the Rule of Law: Complementary or Contradictory?

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December 13, 2012

On behalf of the ABA Center for Racial and Ethnic Diversity, we wanted to share with you information about the availability of applications to the ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund.

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June 07, 2012

It has been an honor and a privilege for me to serve as the Chair of the Diversity Conference this past year. The Conference has accomplished much, but we still have much to do. I thank each and every member of the Conference for the opportunity to serve as your Chair. This past year was the first year that the Conference actually had an opportunity to put some concrete programs in place that we hope will be perpetual in nature instead of concentrating on fund raising events as we did in our first year of existence (2012-2011).

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June 05, 2012

The Honorable John Charles Thomas, Retired Justice of the Virginia Supreme Court to Speak at the VSB Diversity Conference’s Inaugural Annual Meeting,  June 15, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. in the Orion’s Roof atop Cavalier Oceanfront Hotel.

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September 23, 2011

Newly appointed Justice Cleo E. Powell, an alumnus of the University of Virginia School of Law and member of the Diversity Conference of the Virginia State Bar, will return to her alma mater on Thursday, November 10, 2011, as the keynote speaker at a three-day conference on diversity within the legal profession. The conference is sponsored by the Law School’s Center for the Study of Race and Law, the Diversity Conference of the Virginia State Bar, the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, and the Black Law Students Association.

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August 30, 2011

The Diversity Conference’s inaugural year was a promising and successful one with much accomplished and much more planned in the year ahead. Its main accomplishment was to establish a Board of Governors with individuals who are energetic and focused on the Conference’s mission to:

  1. foster and encourage diversity in the admission to the bar and advancement in the legal profession and the judiciary;
  2. serve as a catalyst for creating leadership and bar service opportunities in the legal profession in Virginia; and
  3. work to ensure that the legal system is responsive to the legal needs of the people of Virginia.
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June 19, 2011

Fun was had by all the participants at the “Fore Diversity” Golf Tournament. This year was our Inaugural “Fore Diversity” Golf Tournament which was held on June 16, 2011 in Virginia Beach during the Virginia State Bar’s (VSB) Annual Meeting.

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April 16, 2011

Coming this fall Jazz For Justice, stay tuned.....

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April 06, 2011

On February 25, 2011, the Virginia Senate passed a resolution commending the Virginia State Bar’s Diversity Conference. Rupen Shah ( Augusta County) has been named to the initial Board of Governors, and would like Virginia prosecutors to know about the Conference.

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