John Merrick Sworn-in as Secretary /Treasurer of RBA on Law Day

On May 1st, John Merrick was sworn in as Treasurer/Secretary of the Richmond Bar Association.

“Law Day, celebrated on May 1 and throughout the month of May, has been a visible part of American legal culture since President Dwight D. Eisenhower established it in 1958 to celebrate the rule of law in a free society.” (

The theme of Law Day 2024 is Voices of Democracy.

The Richmond Bar Association celebrated Law Day at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens with a special guest, Virginia Supreme Court Justice Cleo Powell. She delivered thoughtful remarks encouraging attorneys to use their voices for justice, uphold their oath to the Constitution, and participate in the Judicial Performance Evaluations; she also swore in the new members of the RBA board and executive committee including Taylor Brewer, Veronica Brown-Moseley, Ben Pace and Deanna Hathaway.

John looks forward to continuing to serve on the Board and is excited for a new role on the Executive Committee as Treasurer/Secretary.

Kudos to Julie Cillo for wrapping up a stellar year as president.

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