Richmond office associates participated again this year in the new judges
orientation sponsored by the Supreme Court of Virginia. Each year, the court
seeks volunteers and hosts mock trials for newly elected judges to gain
experience before taking the bench. For the past five years, McGuireWoods has
worked with the court to field up to four teams of lawyers.
Current judges participate in order to critique new judges and lawyers.
Partner Collin Hite (Financial Services Litigation, Richmond) coordinated the effort
between the court and our associates. Nine Richmond associates volunteered this
Martin, Jeff Starling,
Lisa Sharp, Martin Boyle,
Mitch Morris, Ryan Frei and
Virginia Nesbitt. The firm has been asked to assist in selecting a new fact
pattern to be used next year, to add some variety to the experience.
"This is a terrific way for our associates to gain valuable real trial
experience in front of judges, and to receive critical feedback," Hite said. "I
know the court is very pleased that each year it can count on McGuireWoods to
volunteer the most attorneys to participate from any one firm."