1.07.2010

Regent Alumna Nominated for Two Judgeships

Tanya Bullock, a 2000 Regent Law graduate, has been nominated for a judicial position on Virginia Beach’s Circuit Court and for a vacancy in the city’s General District Court.

Bullock founded the firm Bullock & Cooper with her twin sister, a 2002 Regent Law graduate. Bullock has been honored numerous times for her outstanding work in the legal field and on behalf of the community. Awards include Inside Business’s Top 40 Under 40 and Hampton Roads’s Outstanding Professional Women. Previous to founding her firm, Bullock worked as a local prosecutor.

Only four others were nominated for the Circuit Court vacancy, including a current general district judge and a former delegate. Ten others were nominated for the General District Court position.

Nominations were submitted last month to the Virginia Beach Bar Association, which distributed the names to members and asked them to rate the nominees.

When the General Assembly’s regular session convenes on January 13, 2010, the local delegation of legislators will consider the input from the Bar Association in their vote for the judgeships.