1.24.2017

Regent Law Dean Appointed to Board of Governors of the Virginia Bar Association

On Saturday, January 21, the Virginia Bar Association (VBA) inaugurated its statewide representatives for their 2017 term.

Dean Michael Hernandez

Regent University School of Law (LAW) Dean Michael Hernandez was among those new leaders as he accepted his appointment as a representative by the Board of Governors of the VBA.

Hernandez will represent law schools on the VBA board for a minimum of a one-year term. He is the first Regent LAW faculty member to be appointed to this distinction.


“It is an honor to serve as the sole law school representative on the Board of Governors and a privilege to be a part of this accomplished group of prominent attorneys.  I am excited to work with the other Board members to build on and continue the standard of excellence that the VBA has upheld since it was founded in 1888,” said Hernandez.

“The other members of the Board of Governors are the most accomplished lawyers in Virginia, and the Board is collegial and committed to the highest standards of professionalism,” he continued. “It was humbling to be chosen to serve in this role.  When I first began practicing law 30 years ago, I never imagined I would be given this honor one day.”

The VBA is the first statewide and largest voluntary organization for lawyers in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Its members are active in promoting legislation before the Virginia General Assembly.

Made up of about 5,000 members, it seeks to “advance the highest ideals of the profession through advocacy and volunteer service,” according to an official news release from the organization.

Learn more about Regent University’s School of Law.

By Brett W. Tubbs