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Founded in 1885, the Bar Association of Richmond is the oldest bar association in the state. The main focus of the Bar Association of Richmond has always been to support Richmond’s legal community by helping to maintain the high level of dignity and honor of the legal profession and promote a sense of social and professional community among its members. The success of the Bar Association of Richmond in furthering this goal is evidenced by the fact that the majority of the attorneys practicing in the city of Richmond are members of the Bar Association of Richmond.
Members of the Bar Association of Richmond are able to fraternize with one another in several different ways through the Bar Association of Richmond. Every year, the Bar Association of Richmond hosts no less than two cocktail parties and seven luncheons at which members may mingle with one another in a social setting. Also, the Bar Association of Richmond aids the interaction of members practicing in certain areas of the law by having specific sections for different practice groups that members may join, such as Corporate Counsel and Real Estate.
The Bar Association of Richmond also works to further improvements in the administration of justice through many different means. Judicial candidates in the Richmond area are evaluated by the members of the Bar Association of Richmond’s Judicial Committee, who then provide a recommendation on whether that candidate is ideal to fill the judicial vacancy. Also, the Bar Association of Richmond hosts several programs each year regarding professionalism and has adopted a Statement of Professionalism that all members must adhere to.
P. O. Box 1213
Richmond, VA 23218-1213
Phone: (804) 780-0700