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Supreme Court of Virginia Chief Justice Lemons Receives 2016 William R. Rakes Leadership in Education Award

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (June 20, 2016) – The Honorable Donald W. Lemons, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia, received the Virginia State Bar’s 2016 William R. Rakes Leadership in Education Award in recognition of his longstanding and dedicated efforts in the field of legal education in Virginia and nationally. The award, which was established by the Virginia State Bar’s Section on the Education of Lawyers in Virginia in 2012, is named for its inaugural recipient, Gentry Locke Partner William R. (Bill) Rakes. The award was presented at a ceremony and reception at the Virginia State Bar Annual Meeting in Virginia Beach on June 17, 2016.

Prior recipients of the award are Waugh Creigler (2015), Elizabeth Lacy (2014), Taylor Reavely (2013), and William Rakes (2012).

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L to R: Gentry Locke Partner Bill Rakes, Chief Justice Lemons, James Moliterno (professor at W&L Law School and Chair of the VSB Section on the Education of Lawyers in Virginia). Photo: Trevor Wrayton

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Photo: Trevor Wrayton