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VIRGINIA LAWYER | April 2014 | Vol. 62 54 Noteworthy > PEOPLE www.vsb.org James W. Korman, president of Bean, Kinney & Korman in Arlington, has been named the 2014 winner of the Betty A. Thompson Lifetime Achievement Award by the Virginia State Bar's Family Law Section. The award recognizes people who have demonstrated excellence and integrity and have made a substantial contribution to the practice of family law in Virginia. The award will be pre- sented during the section's 30th annual Advanced Family Law Seminar on April 24, 2014, in Richmond. Korman has practiced law for more than forty-five years and has been with his current firm since 1967. He is a highly regarded litigator who has served as president of the Arlington County Bar Association, been a member of the Virginia State Bar Council, served on the board for the Virginia Commission on Women and Minorities in the Law, served on the board of governors of the Family Law Section of the VSB, and has served as president of the Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He also is an adjunct professor of trial advocacy at George Mason University School of Law. In his letter nominating Korman, attorney Edward D. Barnes wrote that, "Jim has been one of the most active, widely recognized and respected family laws attorneys for many years…. Jim is a highly skilled professional, and an ethical advocate for family law in Virginia." Terrence R. Batzli, a former recipi- ent of the Lifetime Achievement Award, wrote that Korman's "approach to the practice of family law, while always striv- ing to seek the best result for his clients, is to do so in a very non-confrontational manner. He is always willing to discuss potential solutions to every pending issue in a manner which will effect the best result for his client." He received his law degree from the George Washington University School of Law in 1968. He received his bachelor's degree from the College of William and Mary in 1965. James W. Korman Honored for Lifetime Achievement James W. Korman The Honorable A. Ellen White, judge of the Campbell County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Family Law Service Award presented by the Virginia State Bar's Family Law Section. The award recognizes people and organizations that have improved family, domestic relations, or juvenile law in Virginia. It is to be presented April 24 at the section's 30th Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar at the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond. Judge White was nominated for the award by Craig M. Burshem, director of the Division of Child Support Enforcement for the Virginia Department of Social Services. "Judge White has con- sistently given freely of her time, talent and energies to provide valuable services in advancing family law in Virginia, both to the Virginia legal community and directly to the citizens of Virginia. … Her leadership in the implementation, development, and expansion of the (Intensive Case Monitoring Program) has helped improve the quality of life for over 2,000 families in 31 jurisdictions throughout the Commonwealth." Judge White is the presiding judge of the Campbell County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court and has served two terms as Chief Judge of the 24th District Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts. She is a mem- ber of the Board of Trustees of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and a past president of the Virginia Council of Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court Judges. She has chaired the Law Revision Committee and the Judicial Administration Committee of the Judicial Conference of Virginia for District Courts. Prior to her appointment to the bench in 1994, Judge White was an attorney for eleven years in Lynchburg. During her practice, she served as defense counsel in several capital murder cases, as president of the Family Law and the Criminal Law Sections of the Lynchburg Bar Association, and as a substitute district court judge for the 24th Judicial District of Virginia. She has a B.A. degree from the College of William and Mary in 1980 and a J.D. degree from the University of Richmond's T. C. Williams School of Law in 1983. Judge A. Ellen White Receives Family Law Service Award A. Ellen White April2014VL_vl0414 4/3/14 11:28 AM Page 54

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