Old Dominion Bar Association

Richmond Bar Association’s “Private Conversation” with Clarence M. Dunnaville, Jr., Past Recipient of the ODBA’s Harold Marsh, Sr. Community Service Award

  • 28 Oct 2015
  • 919 E. Main Street, 24th Floor

Join the Richmond Bar Association for their next program in the Association’s 

Private Conversation Series” 

A Conversation with Clarence M. Dunnaville, Jr. on 

“Change in Richmond and America:

Richmond Lawyers’ Roles in the Struggle for Civil Rights.”


As a teenager, Clarence Dunnaville had the honor of sitting in the courtroom as Brown v. Board of Education was argued. 

As he viewed the inscription on the front of the Supreme Court Building, “Equal Justice Under Law,” he decided then that he would do everything he could to make that statement a reality for all.  Join your colleagues for an informative walk through history as Mr. Dunnaville discusses his experiences and the roles of such notables as Spottswood Robinson, Oliver Hill, Lewis Powell, Samuel Tucker, Henry Marsh and Governor Linwood Holton, the movers and shakers in the Virginia legal establishment who directly impacted civil rights litigation in the Virginia Supreme Court.  From the conflict surrounding the Brown decision in the 50’s to affirmative action in the 70’s and beyond, Mr. Dunnaville will describe the crucial role that Virginia lawyers played in changing America.

Moderator:  John K. Burke, Jr., a Partner at Setliff & Holland, P.C.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 

5:30 - 7:00 p.m. 


919 E. Main Street, 24th Floor 

Cost to attend is $10 

Beer, wine, sodas and light hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

Attendance is limited to the first 70 registrants on a first come, first served basis.


Reservations may be made by visiting


or by calling 780-0700. 

The Association appreciates the generosity of LeClairRyan for sponsoring the event.

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