Committees : 2015 Bench Bar Conference

The Bench Bar Committee was established by the Board of Directors to plan and organize the Bench Bar Conference including scheduling, content, speakers and related logistics. The Committee is comprised of representatives from local geographic and specialty bars as well as members of the judiciary.

Committee Members

Devika E. Davis Co-Chair
John A. Merrick Co-Chair
Hon. D. Gregory Carr Honorary Chair
Jason M. Hart Henrico County Bar Association
Natalie T. McClearn Henrico County Bar Association
Crystal Foster Fitzgerald Hill-Tucker Bar Association
Jontille D. Ray Hill-Tucker Bar Association
Erica L. Giovanni Chesterfield Bar Association
Mary A. Napier Chesterfield Bar Association
Amy E. Hensley Metro Richmond Women's Bar
Joley L. Steffens Metro Richmond Women's Bar
Mackenzie L. Clements Richmond Criminal Bar
Thomas L. Johnson, Jr. Richmond Criminal Bar
Craig W. Sampson Metro Richmond Family Law Bar
Rebecca E. Duffie Metro Richmond Family Law Bar
Nael Abouzaki Hanover County Bar Association
James C. Diggs Hanover County Bar Association
Amanda E. DeBerry Richmond Bar Association
Ian Lambeets Richmond Bar Association


Hon. Marla Graff Decker VA Court of Appeals
Hon. Keith N. Hurley Chesterfield General District Court
Hon. Randall G. Johnson, Jr. Henrico J&DR Court
Hon. W. Reilly Marchant Richmond Circuit Court
Hon. Jayne A. Pemberton Chesterfield J&DR District Court
Hon. Tracy Thorne-Begland Richmond General District Court
Hon. James S. Yoffy Henrico Circuit Court