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Commonwealth’s attorney honored for state bar service

The Council of the Virginia State Bar Association recognized Halifax County Commonwealth’s Attorney Kim White for almost 25 years of volunteer service to the organization at its annual meeting Thursday.

The council presented White with a resolution recognizing White for her service as a member of the Virginia State Bar since 1988.

“…White has ably served in many volunteer positions in the Virginia State Bar in the furtherance of the regulation of the legal profession, the advancement of the provision of legal services to the citizens of Virginia, and the improvement of the legal profession in Virginia, and continues to offer her time and considerable talent to the bar,” the resolution reads.

White served as a member of the Council of the Virginia State Bar from July 1, 2006 to June 30, 2012, according to the resolution.

She served as chair of the Standing Committee on Lawyer Discipline of the Virginia State Bar from July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2012, “an unprecedented term as chair of a committee that meets monthly in oversight of the bar’s primary regulatory function, its disciplinary system, and was a member of that committee from 2005 to 2012,” the resolution reads.

White also served on the Ninth District Disciplinary Committee from 1999 to 2005, serving as chairman of that committee from July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2005, and she served on the Task Force on Random Audits from 2008 to 2009; the Task Force on Payee Notification from 2011-2012; and the Special Task Force on Rule 4:2 Contacts in Law Enforcement Settings from 2009-2011, according to the resolution.

The resolution also recognized White for serving on the Professionalism Course Faculty from Oct. 1, 2006 until Sept. 30, 2009.

The Virginia General Assembly created the Virginia State Bar in 1938 as an administrative agency of the Supreme Court of Virginia.

Its mission as administrator is to regulate the legal profession of Virginia; to advance the availability and quality of legal services provided to the people of Virginia; and to assist in improving the legal profession and the judicial system.

White has been the Commonwealth's Attorney for Halifax County since January 2004.  Previously she served as Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney for the City of Lynchburg and was a partner with Woods Rogers.