Hear Ye! Hear Ye! News from the Prince William County Bar Association Volume XV Issue V June 2010 Inside This Issue Annual Legislative Luncheon, pg. 2 Guardian Ad Litem Reminder, President’s Message By Amy M. Ashworth pg. 3 Attention All JDR Court- As you all probably know by now, last month, one of our members, Jenn Zary, was Appointed Attorneys, pg. 3 involved in a serious car accident. She suffered numerous injuries, underwent several surgeries and is now going through the slow process of recovery and rehabilitation. After Goodbye Tension! Hello I posted the information on the listserv, the response from you was overwhelming. So Pension!! pg. 3 many of you have volunteered your time to help Jenn with meals, errands, court cases, it was really heartwarming. Some of the responses noted that they didn’t even know Jenn Supreme Court of Virginia, pg. 4 but were willing to help out with whatever was needed. It’s wonderful to see how supportive and helpful we are to one another when needed. Report from Bar Counsel, pg. 4 I was unable to attend the May luncheon because it conflicted with my duty as a parent to Happy Birthday to the PWC Bar drag my children around Disney World, but I hear the luncheon was a smashing success. I Foundation, pg. 4 want to thank Elite Document Solutions for their generous sponsorship which allowed us to offer May’s monthly luncheon for free to our members. And I want to thank President- Highlights of the April PWC Bar Elect Megan Kelly who I am sure did a fantastic job welcoming the members of our BOD Meeting, pg. 5 legislative delegation and hosting the event. Thank you also to the Manassas-Woodbridge Chapter of Jack and Jill of America for their generous donation to the Books for Troubled Senior Citizen’s Project, Another Teens program, which was also presented at the May luncheon. Great Success, pg. 5 For June’s luncheon, we have another great and informative program scheduled. Many of Going Green! pg. 6 us remember practicing law during the real estate boom and how easy it was to refinance property, buy property and sell property. Unfortunately, those days are over. If you have PWC Bar Welcomes Newest been asking yourself when the real estate market and real estate financing are going to Members, pg. 6 improve, please RSVP now for the June luncheon where we have invited several local experts to address those questions. Rob Heltzel, Vice-President of the Virginia Mortgage Classified Ad, pg. 6 Lenders Association, and Kathleen Kennedy, Director of the Prince William Association of Realtors are going to share their insight into this changed market and offer advice on “So You’re 18”, That’s a wrap… how the market is doing, and when we can expect some relief. This is important pg. 7 information for you and your clients. And, it’s a free lunch, thanks to Tim Kotlowski and Forrest Odend’hal of Long and Foster Realtors. Middle School Court Tours Program Recap, pg. 8 Other updates: The Board has appointed Amy McCullough, Robert Zelnick, Brad Marshall, and Casey Stevens to the Judicial Evaluation Committee headed by Paul Walla. Jack and Jill of America I want to thank everyone who volunteered for this committee that we were unable to Donation, pg. 9 select, but don’t worry, I’ll be contacting you soon to join another committee. The Entertainment committee headed by Bob Cooper is hard at work on a family picnic Library Computer Terminals, scheduled for Sunday, August 22nd at Sudley Swim Club. And the CLE committee pg. 10 headed by Kevin Leahy is setting up a CLE on Virginia Sentencing Guidelines this summer. Thank you everyone for your continued commitment to our Association. Reminders to the PWCBA from the Law Librarian, pg. 10 June 2010, page 2 Annual Legislative Luncheon The PWC Bar welcomed several members of the local legislative delegation to their Annual Legislative Luncheon, held on May 7th at Mackey’s American Pub. Senator’s Colgan, Puller and Barker and Delegates Marshall, Miller and Anderson attended and provided highlights from the 2010 Session of the Virginia General Assembly. The legislators spoke about their efforts to defeat the creation of a local public defenders office. Delegate Miller noted that the anticipated cost savings, associated with the Prince William County Bar Association, Inc. creation of the PD office, were based on outdated financial models and likely not to P.O. Box 31 occur. Miller also referenced the good working relationship enjoyed in PWC between Manassas, Virginia 20108 the police officers, defense bar and prosecutors and said, “…that doesn’t exit in jurisdictions where there are public defenders offices.” Senator Colgan commented that Offices 3rd Floor, PWC Judicial Center input from the Bar on the creation of a local PD office was needed and appreciated. 9311 Lee Avenue Manassas, Virginia 20110 Information concerning the state budget and related financial highlights was also presented. Senator Barker commented that passing a “balanced budget without tax TEL (703) 393-8865 increases and while maintaining critical services”, was accomplished largely to Senator LRS (703) 393-2306 FAX (703) 331-5683 Colgan’s leadership. Senator Puller spoke about bi-partisan support for increases in Email: firstname.lastname@example.org educational funding for Northern Virginia, and shared her concerns about the potential Web site: www.pwcba.org loss of funds for health related items if all the proceeds generated by the privatization of liquor stores are designated for transportation. Senator Barker referenced increasing the 2010 percentage of the state’s road maintenance money designated for projects in Northern Officers and Directors Virginia. Amy M. Ashworth President Delegate Marshall spoke of his efforts to pass a bill making it illegal in Virginia to (703) 792-6050 require the purchase of health insurance. He also spoke of initiatives aimed at insurance companies to ensure that only medical doctors have the ability to deny treatment, and Megan. E. Kelly provisions for an individual to “bank” their own stem cells for future treatment. President-Elect (703) 792-6620 The wide variety of issues presented during the luncheon shows the broad range of Barry A. Zweig interests and aptitudes possessed by the members of our local legislative delegation. Immediate Past President They are adept at harnessing those skills for the benefit of all who reside in the Thirty- (703) 257-3500 First Judicial Circuit. Laurie J. Sholtis Secretary (703) 330-0000 Joseph W. Thelin Treasurer (703) 385-2880 Mark T. Crossland Director 2007-2011 (703) 491-7797 Petula C. Metzler Director 2008-2012 (703) 365-9945 Arthur von Keller, IV Director 2009-2013 (703) 361-2299 Angela L. Horan Director 2010-2014 (703) 792-6620 Pictured above: Senators Barker, Puller and John D. Whittington Colgan. Pictured Right: Delegate Miller and Bar Council Rep. 2007-10 Delegate Marshall (703) 257-5668 June 2010, page 3 Guardian Ad Litem Reminder Prince William County Bar By Michele Rydell Association, Inc. A meeting took place at the Prince William Juvenile Court on April 20, 2010, which Office Hours was attended by representatives from CASA, GALs, the County Attorney’s Office 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Mon.—Fri. and the Court. GALs – Please be aware that you have the continuing authority to act The PWCBA Office is located on in abuse and neglect cases with protective orders, even where the case is removed third floor of the Prince William from the docket without a review date but the protective order continues in full force County Judicial Center, next to the and effect. Motions can be made at any time by GALs to amend or review the elevators. protective orders. Your duty to the child as a GAL continues until such time as the protective order is dismissed by the Court. CASA is award of this, and looks forward Guidelines for Submissions to to providing GALs with updated information and bringing to your attention any Hear Ye! Hear Ye! concerns. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me directly. Submissions should be directed to the Michele Rydell (703) 850-6674 attention of Alissa N. Hudson, Executive Director, PWCBA Attention All JDR Court-Appointed Attorneys preferably via email to From Bob Coleman email@example.com , or fax to (703) 331-5683, or mail to All attorneys wishing to accept court-appointments in the Juvenile and Domestic Prince William County Bar Relations Court for calendar year 2011 are requested to contact Robert P. Coleman, Association, Inc., Esquire at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm participation in the 2011 JDR P.O. Box 31, Rotation Calendar. Please provide current address, telephone number, email address, Manassas, VA 20108. and taxpayer ID and/or SSN for billing purposes. The 2011 JDR Rotation Calendar All submissions must be paid in will be prepared and forwarded to the Juvenile Court Judges/Clerks on August advance, and are due by 5:00 PM on 15, 2010! Please confirm your participation by July 1, 2010. Any questions, the 10th of the month preceding comments or concerns can be directed to me at (703) 361-8246. Any new attorneys publication and must include a contact wishing to join the 2011 rotation calendar, here is your chance!!! The following name and phone number. attorneys currently serve: For inquiries regarding classified or Alexander, Marjorie James F. Anderson Ashton, Charlie display advertising, contact the Banks, Chester Brown, Sadie Banks Coleman, Robert PWCBA office at (703) 393-8865, to Crossland, Mark T. Aimee Jessica Davis Daugherty, David request a copy of the most recent rate Fahy, Ronald Faust, Robert Feldman, Chris card, or visit the bar on line at Ford, Erin Gregory, Robert R. James P. Griffin www.pwcba.org under "About the Jessica M. Harbeson Henshaw, Mark D. Irving, John J. Bar", "Advertising and Sponsorships". James, Christopher Johnson, James Matulka, Meghan A. 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Please join To reply to a message, simply hit co-workers, friends and family for a Retirement Dinner in her honor on: <reply> and type your response. It will go to the person who posted the Friday, June 25, 2010 @ 6:00 p.m., Regency at Dominion Valley Country Club original message. This is the 5505 Players Circle, Haymarket, VA 20169 preferred method of replying unless the entire membership will benefit RSVP by June 15th to Frances Hedrick, Prince William J&DR District Court from your response. 9311 Lee Avenue, Manassas, VA 20110. The cost is $25.00 per person To unsubscribe, simply send a If you wish to contribute to a joint gift for Tammy message to email@example.com with you may include that amount with your check. the word “unsubscribe” typed in the subject line. June 2010, page 4 Supreme Court of Virginia Happy Birthday to the PWC Bar By Patricia Harrington, Clerk Foundation! By Donna McIntosh On April 30, 2010 this Court entered a rule amending Part Five, The Supreme Court, and Part Five A, The Court of In the fall of 2000 the Prince William Bar Foundation was Appeals, of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia, to be born, and now we’re turning 10! To celebrate, and to effective July 1, 2010. These amendments make significant recognize the efforts of the volunteers and supporters who got changes to appellate procedures in both the Supreme Court us started and kept us going, we are hosting our Tenth and Court of Appeals of Virginia. The amendments can be Anniversary Gala Celebration on October 14, 2010. The event found on the Supreme Court website, www.courts.state.va.us will take place at the brand new Hylton Performing Arts under Supreme Court of Virginia, Rules of the Supreme Court Center on the Prince William Campus of George Mason of Virginia. University. Report from Bar Counsel The Foundation is a fund raising organization that provides Fifth District Disciplinary Committee, the funding and administration for several of the Bar’s programs, including our flagship program, Beat the Odds ®. Section III Beat the Odds® provides scholarships and awards each year to By John D. Whittington local youths who have overcome adversity in their lives. The other Bar projects sponsored or funded by the Foundation Please be advised that the task recently fell to me to nominate include the annual CHARACTER COUNTS! middle school three individuals for recent vacancies on the Fifth District essay contest, So You’re 18, National Young Reader’s Day, Disciplinary Committee, Section III of the Virginia State Bar. Adoption Day – PWC, the Court Tours program, the “MAC” – Make a Change Gang Tattoo Removal Program, as well as First let me thank, Kris Spitler, Dennis Carluzzo and Angela several Court informational brochures. Horan whose terms will expire in June. I sent out a call for interested parties to contact me and I was pleasantly surprised The Foundation was established in 2000 and was organized by the number of you who expressed an interest as well as the and operated by local attorneys, members of the bench and nature of each of your qualifications. After a great deal of community leaders for the purposes of funding law related thought I have nominated the following three individuals to education and service projects in the 31st Judicial Circuit of fill the vacancies: Virginia. We began as a group of several attorneys and judges who wanted to help our Bar Association make a difference in H. Jan Roltsch-Anoll, Esq. our community. We are still a relatively small organization, Szabo, Zelnick & Erickson although in our ten years we have created and sponsored a number of projects, most of which benefit the youth of our William E. Jarvis, Esq. community. Assistant Commonwealth Attorney The Foundation’s Gala Event promises to be an exciting Garth M. Wainman, Esq. evening, with music provided by the GMU Jazz Ensemble, Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley, Emrich & Terpak,PC guest speakers and more! Mark you calendars now so you don’t miss it. More details about the Gala Celebration will be These individuals will be formally nominated and voted upon coming in future issues of Hear Ye! Hear Ye! and sponsorship at the upcoming Bar Council meeting at Virginia Beach in opportunities will be available. June. I am confident they will all be elected without difficulty and will do an excellent job in their capacity as lawyer members of the Fifth District Disciplinary Committee, Section III. Again, I thank all of you for your interest and felt that you would want to know about my nominees at this time. June 2010, page 5 Highlights of the April PWC Bar BOD Meeting Summary taken from minutes provided by Laurie Sholtis, Secretary Bar needs to purchase payroll subscription to Quickbooks for electronic filing BOD to enforce payment of late fees provision in bylaws BOD appointed four new members to reconstitute the Judicial Evaluation Committee: Amy McCullough and Casey Stevens for three year terms and Robert Zelnick and Brad Marshall for two year terms. The committee will meet and report on steps to reinstitute the local Judicial Evaluation Program. Bill Duvall will provide Tabulation services. Library Committee asked about availability of pro se forms on Bar website. Website carries links to all three clerk’s offices with a notation that among other things, forms are available there. Senior Citizen’s Project status report LRS yellow pages advertising billing issues discussed www.pwcba.org updates are continuing National Young Readers Day program will focus on the U.S. Constitution Community Outreach Committee to explore partnerships with other civic organizations Going Green, the Newsletter will be distributed electronically beginning in September of 2010. Members may still receive a hard copy upon request. Bar Summer Picnic planned for August 22, 2010 at the Sudley Swim and Tennis Club. The Pro bono Committee will change their name to the Pro bono Community Service Committee to reflect a broader range of projects and interests for its members July 2 membership luncheon cancelled due to holiday weekend. Senior Citizen’s Project, Another Great Success By Alissa Hudson (INSERT PHOTO)Thank you to Jonathan Francis, Amy McCullough, Todd Bunn and Beth von Keller for giving presentations on Wills, Guardianship and Powers of Attorney, to patrons of the area senior centers in celebration of Law Day and Older American’s Month. Approximately 40 total patrons of the centers attended the seminars and listened attentively to educational discussions of the importance of having a Will and the consequences of dying without one. Patrons also learned about the different types of Powers of Attorney versus Guardianship and Conservatorship. Each presenter prepared handouts to support their presentations, and answered questions from patrons following their presentations. Everyone expressed their sincere appreciation to the Bar for this type of programming. Pictured below, patrons of the Woodbridge Senior Center. April 2010, page 6 Prince William County Bar Going Green! Welcomes Newest Members Don’t forget to notify the PWC Bar Office if you Whitney M. Bolton, Esq. want to continue receiving a hard copy of the The Law Office of Whitney M. Bolton monthly newsletter, Hear Ye! Year Ye! We have 3629 Eagle Rock Court been providing the newsletter in hard copy and Woodbridge, VA 22192(703) 897-1853 electronic format for all members for several Craig Andrew Max, IV, Esq. years now, and are making the switch to full Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian, P.C. electronic format this fall. 9200 Church Street Suite 400 We will continue to print and mail hard copy newsletters to those who Manassas, VA 20110 request them, but you have to let us know by August 20th, 2010, prior to (703) 369-4738 printing and mailing the September newsletter. Call Alissa Hudson at (703) 393-8865 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to be Jeremiah Matthew Adair, Esq. placed on the hard copy mailing list. FYI: All back issues of Hear Ye! Johnson & Flores, P.C. 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It has been a tremendous undertaking and one that would not be possible without the wonderful volunteers from the PWC Bar Stonewall Jackson High School Association, or the financial support of the PWC Bar Foundation. All Jackie Lucas, Kimberly Irving, John Primeau, but 15 volunteers gave presentations this year, with many giving Jennifer Zary and Alan Shachter multiple presentations. I believe John Primeau and Tracey Lenox were competing with each other to see who could cover the most Potomac Senior High School presentations….by my count, John covered 12 presentations this year John Primeau, Amy McCullough, David Daugherty, and Tracey covered 7 and not far behind was Kim Irving with 5. Thank Turkessa Rollins and Denise Tassi you to everyone who volunteered, many of you presenting multiple times, to make sure all the classes were covered. We ultimately used the Woodbridge Senior High School DVD presentation six times this year, something we hope to avoid next Heather Steele, John Gullette, Kristy Caturano, Phil year. Gross, Tracey Lenox and Bernadette Peele Teacher feed back concerning the program was positive, as always, and Osbourn High School working in tandem with Voter Registration for the PWC Schools was Gill Sanchez, John Primeau, Jane Smith, Bob great. We will encourage the city schools to follow suit next year. Cooper, Phil Gross, Alan Shachter and Don Coulter We will offer the “So You’re 18 training again in the fall, for the benefit Manassas Park High School of those who would like to support the program. The goal is to have John Primeau, Amy Mirabile, Tracey Lenox and enough trained volunteers so no one has to give multiple presentations. Rusty von Keller Pictured at left: Bernadette Peele, John Primeau and Gill Sanchez, Alan Shachter. Pictured below: Tracey Lenox and Rusty von Keller. June 2010, page 8 Middle School Court Tours Program Recap By Turkessa Rollins Fellow Bar Members: The 2009-2010 school year marked the 3rd Annual Middle School Court Tours Program to the Judicial Center. It’s hard to believe it has been this long. As many of you may remember, this program began with just three (3) schools during its Pilot year and increased to five (5) schools last year. This year we accommodated seven (7) schools, conducting a total of nine (9) tours. We encountered one major change to the program in that the students were not able to visit the Adult Detention Center. I am hoping that we will be able to re-introduce this portion of the tour next year as this was extremely disappointing to the schools. This year’s tours took place on December 2, March 9 & 10, and April 7, 12, 14, 21, 26 and 28. The participating Prince William County Middle Schools were: Rippon MS, Lake Ridge MS, Bull Run MS, Godwin MS, Stonewall MS, Graham Park MS and Mary G. Porter Traditional School. We extended invitations this year to both Manassas Park and Manassas City schools but they were unable to attend. As always, we have received extremely positive feedback on the program. If anyone is interested in assisting with the program next year, please feel free to contact me. I maintain hope that we will be able to continue expanding this program to other schools in the near future. I would like to extend a special thanks to the Prince William Bar Foundation for their continued support of the program each year since its inception. Without our wonderful Bar Foundation, this program would not be possible. I would also like to thank all the wonderful volunteers who assisted me with court tours this year: John Purdy, Tracey Lennox, Bobbi Jo Alexis, Justin Hargrove and Kirk Wilder. I certainly would be remiss if I did not thank the Prince William County Sheriffs Dept. for their diligence and hard work assisting in getting the kids in, out and throughout the courthouse during the tours. Thank you to the following persons for making the tours possible and assisting in the planning, preparation and execution of the tours: Michelle Jones, Frances Hedrick, Sgt. Werner Brewer, Alissa Hudson, Elizabeth Millette, Ronald Reel Will Jarvis, James Willett, Joy Dawson and Amy Ashworth. And last, but certainly not least, thank you to the judges of our court who took time out of their busy schedules to speak with the students and endure our presence in their courtrooms: Judge D. Scott Bailey, Judge William Alan Becker, Judge Paul F. Gluchowski, Judge Janice J. Wellington, Judge Charles F. Sievers, Judge Steven S. Smith, Judge Peter W. Steketee, Judge Wenda K. Travers, Judge Lon E. Farris, Judge William D. Hamblen, Judge Mary Grace O’Brien, and Judge Richard B. Potter. Students from Mary G. Porter Traditional School and Lake Ridge Middle School participate in a Mock Trial following the tours of the various courts. The Mock Trial depicts a scenario where a youth is charged with underage possession of alcohol. June 2010, page 9 Jack and Jill of America Donation The guests enjoyed a sumptuous lunch before moving on to By Johnda Scott the most anticipated activity of the day – DESIGNER BAG BINGO. The eager guests settled down to play several rounds So it is with children who learn to read fluently and well: of bingo with our special guest caller, WKYS 93.9 radio They begin to take flight into whole new worlds personality, Jeannie Jones, for the beautiful items on display. as effortlessly as young birds take to the sky. Handbags were from Christian Louboutin, Tori Burch, Judith - William James Lieber, Marc Jacobs and other high-end designers. There was also a lovely classic bracelet to be had from Tiffany & Co. that On April 17, 2010, the members of Jack and Jill of America, went home with one lucky lady. There were a variety of gift Inc.’s Manassas-Woodbridge Virginia Chapter held its baskets, signed books, and artwork to be won as door prizes as premier annual fundraising event, The 6th Annual Designer well. Bag Bingo Luncheon. This year the theme was Ladies Lunching for Literacy in support of the Prince William County At the end of the event, in addition to all of the books donated Bar Pro Bono Committee’s Books for Troubled Teens by guests and chapter members, Fundraising Committee Co- Program. Chairpersons Johnda Scott-Adams and Sheila Arrington, along with the rest of the chapter presented a charity check to Kelly This year’s luncheon was held at The Waterford at Springfield Sprissler of the Prince William County Bar Association. On and was attended by over 275 people. The hostesses were May 7, 2010, fundraising committee members Johnda Scott- honored and delighted that almost all of the guests brought Adams, Sheila Arrington, and Francine Nelson attended the books to donate to the cause in addition to having purchased a Prince William Bar Association’s monthly luncheon featuring $45 ticket to attend the event and play the games. There were area legislators, and formally presented the total donation of also vendors on hand for shopping and a book signing by $2,388 to the Books for Troubled Teens Program. An guest author, Nicole Bailey Williams. additional $1,200 raised through this event was donated to the Jack and Jill of America Foundation to support its many the At the top of the short program, Arthur von Keller, Esq. Jack and Jill of America Foundation to support its many shared the genesis, essence and mission of The Books for philanthropic endeavors as well. What a great partnership for Troubled Teen Program. The guests listened with rapt such a purposeful program! attention as Mr. von Keller painted a picture of the juveniles that have so few books available to them while in detention. Pictured below: Sheila Arrington and Francine Nelson, with He spoke of the connection between self-imposed limitations the Manassas-Woodbridge Chapter of Jack and Jill of and the lack of exposure to great authors or inspirational America, Inc., along with Johnda Scott, (on the far right), stories. His remarks were well received by guests, many of member of the local Jack and Jill Chapter and the PWC Bar, whom brought books to donate to the program. Several guests present a check for over $2300.00 to the PWC Bar for the were moved to commit to ongoing book donations to the Books for Troubled Teens program. The donation was program as it was explained that children would be allowed to accepted by President-Elect, Megan Kelly, (second from right, keep the books they enjoy. holding the check!) June 2010, page 10 Library Computer Terminals Reminders to PWCBA Members from the Law Librarian In February 2008, the Bar announced the completion of the Library By Robert Davis Computer Project. Through this project, equipment was donated by Bar members sufficient to equip four computer bays in the PWC Public Law Lexis.com and Word Perfect Software programs are Library for the exclusive use of attorneys. The equipment was cleaned provided on three computers terminals in the law and networked as appropriate and the following software programs and library. instructions were made available: MICROSOFT OFFICE® and WORD PERFECT® word processing software, Geromino’s CASEFINDER®, Lexis.com is a subscription offered for bar use and legal research software, and Pangean Systems’ VADER®, Virginia paid for by the law library. As such it can only be Attorney’s Divorce Electronic Reference, a domestic relations file used in the law library. Robert can log on with the containing support or support related worksheets and equitable password to gain access for you. distribution worksheets. VADER also includes many contributed text files, such as model orders, model discovery, model proffers. Besides Shepard’s Citations, the Lexis.com subscription provides the VA Practice series Since that time, we have switched from OnSite Technology to Virginia consisting of Cases, Administrative materials & Systems, Inc., for maintenance of the computers. We have also just Court Rules, Jury Instructions and Forms. Criminal renewed our licenses with Geronimo and VADER, which is now owned & Civil Benchbooks for Judges and Lawyers as well and distributed by Sensei Enterprises. The Prince William Bar as treatises by Friend, Bryson and Costello are also Association extends its sincere appreciation, for the generous donation part of the subscription. of software products, to Geronimo (www.casefinder.com), and Sensei Enterprises. (www.senseient.com ). Maryland Practice Administrative materials and Court Rules are likewise included. In addition, special thanks to Sherri Arnez with Virginia Systems, Inc., (www.vasi.com) for the donation of a used monitor when one of ours So make that trek to the law library and make use of stopped working the materials the Law Library Committee believes you deserve. June 2010, page 11 Upcoming Dates: June 3, 5:30 pm, Heritage Hunt Country Club, Beat the Odds® Banquet June 4, 12:30 pm, Mackey’s American Pub, monthly luncheon meeting. Program: Real Estate Trends, and FREE LUNCH sponsored by Tim Kotlowski and Forrest Odend’hal with Long and Assistance for lawyers with substance abuse Foster Realtors problems. Confidentiality assured. June 4, 4:00 pm, Mackey’s American Pub, PWC Bar BOD meeting, (May meeting rescheduled) June 4, 2010—Monthly Membership Luncheon Meeting June 9, PWC Bar Pro bono Mackey’s American Pub 12:30 pm Committee Meeting, J&DR Courtroom #5, 12:30 pm Program: Real Estate Trends featuring Rob Heltzel with the Virginia Mortgage Lenders Assn. & Kathleen Kennedy with the PW Association of Realtors FREE LUNCH, sponsored by Tim Kotlowski and Forrest Odend’hal of Long and Foster Realtors Please RSVP to the Bar Office via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (703) 393-8865, by noon, June 3, 2010.. The lunch may be FREE but we still need an accurate head count. Hear Ye! Hear Ye! P.O. Box 31 Manassas, VA 20108 A Publication of the Prince William County Bar Association, Inc.