Bench-Bar Relations Committee

The mission of the Bench-Bar Relations Committee is to support and improve the administration of justice, enhance service to the community, and increase professionalism within the legal system by exploring emerging issues of concern or interest affecting the Bench and the Bar.

The committee members are appointed by the VSB President-elect after volunteers are solicited in the fall in Virginia Lawyer magazine, in emails, and online; applications are due in February. Applicants send a brief résumé and fill out a committee preference form.  

Upcoming meetings may be found on the Calendar are subject to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act. Agendas and call in numbers will be provided on the meeting entry on the Calendar.

Full NamePositionAddress of RecordTerm StartTerm End
Nupur Sidhu BalChairBowen Ten Long & Bal, PC 3957 Westerre Pkwy Ste 105 Richmond, VA 23233 UNITED STATES7/1/20236/30/2024COMMITTEE/BBR:75735:3846534BAL, NUPUR
Bruce Harold Russell, IIVice ChairBruce H. Russell, II, P.C. 16508 Old Timber Road Abingdon, VA 24210 UNITED STATES7/1/20236/30/2024COMMITTEE/BBR:63901:3866852RUSSELL, BRUCE
Stephanie Elaine GranaEx-OfficioCantor Grana Buckner Bucci, PC 7130 Glen Forest Dr Ste 400 Richmond, VA 23226 UNITED STATES7/1/20216/30/2024COMMITTEE/BBR:54450:28302GRANA, STEPHANIE
Chidi Iregbulem JamesEx-OfficioBlankingship & Keith, PC 4020 University Dr Ste 300 Fairfax, VA 22030 UNITED STATES7/1/20226/30/2025COMMITTEE/BBR:65023:3846520JAMES, CHIDI
Michael MacKager YorkEx-OfficioWehner & York, P.C. 11860 Sunrise Valley Dr Ste 100 Reston, VA 20191 UNITED STATES7/1/20236/30/2026COMMITTEE/BBR:62922:3846450YORK, MICHAEL
Emily Claire Russell BittnerMemberChesterfield County Attorney's Office PO Box 40 Chesterfield, VA 23832 UNITED STATES7/1/20226/30/2025COMMITTEE/BBR:88351:3797912BITTNER, EMILY
Hon. Dominique Andrea CallinsMemberCourt of Appeals of Virginia 109 N. 8th Street Richmond, VA 23219 UNITED STATES7/1/20236/30/2026COMMITTEE/BBR:74209:3846462CALLINS, DOMINIQUE
Hon. Marla Graff DeckerMemberCourt of Appeals of Virginia 109 North Eighth Street Richmond, VA 23219 UNITED STATES7/1/20216/30/2024COMMITTEE/BBR:43017:35146DECKER, MARLA
Anneshia Michel Miller GrantMemberAMG LAW PLC 1320 Central Park Blvd Ste 200 Fredericksburg, VA 22401-4953 UNITED STATES7/1/20216/30/2024COMMITTEE/BBR:80907:36964GRANT, ANNESHIA
Hon. Mary Jane HallMemberNorfolk Circuit Court 150 St Paul's Blvd Ste 800 Norfolk, VA 23510 UNITED STATES7/1/20236/30/2026COMMITTEE/BBR:46099:3866835HALL, MARY
Michael Eugene Hollingsworth, Jr.Member201 N Union St Ste 110 Alexandria, VA 22314-2663 UNITED STATES7/1/20226/30/2025COMMITTEE/BBR:82012:3780951HOLLINGSWORTH, MICHAEL
Hon. Lawrence Richard LeonardMemberUnited States District Court 600 Granby St Norfolk, VA 23510 UNITED STATES7/1/20236/30/2026COMMITTEE/BBR:56560:3866843LEONARD, LAWRENCE
Kelly Bryan MartinMember100 W Franklin St Ste 401 Richmond, VA 23220-5048 UNITED STATES7/1/20226/30/2025COMMITTEE/BBR:78642:3456497MARTIN, KELLY
Hon. Steven Colin McCallumMemberChesterfield Circuit Court 9500 Courthouse Road PO Box 57 Chesterfield, VA 23832 UNITED STATES7/1/20236/30/2026COMMITTEE/BBR:40779:3866844MCCALLUM, STEVEN
Molly Elizabeth NewtonMemberOffice of the Attorney General 202 N. 9th Street Richmond, VA 23219 UNITED STATES7/1/20236/30/2026COMMITTEE/BBR:75033:3846463NEWTON, MOLLY
Michael G. PhelanMemberPhelan Petty, PLC 3315 W Broad St Richmond, VA 23230 UNITED STATES7/1/20236/30/2026COMMITTEE/BBR:48919:3846492PHELAN, MICHAEL
Hon. Cleo Elaine PowellMemberSupreme Court of Virginia 100 North Ninth Street PO Box 1315 Richmond, VA 23218 UNITED STATES7/1/20236/30/2026COMMITTEE/BBR:42302:3866845POWELL, CLEO
Robert Benson WalkerMember709 Old Hunt Way Herndon, VA 20170-3158 UNITED STATES7/1/20216/30/2024COMMITTEE/BBR:58297:30164WALKER, ROBERT
Janet Patricia Van CuykLiaisonVirginia State Bar 1111 E Main St 700 RICHMOND, VA 23219 UNITED STATES  COMMITTEE/BBR:70778:3762573VAN CUYK, JANET
Kristi R. HallCommittee AdministratorRichmond   COMMITTEE/BBR:605877:4108060HALL, KRISTI