Fairfax, Va., January 2020 – Melissa Little, an attorney with Blankingship & Keith P.C.’s education law and litigation group, has been appointed to serve as the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (ABA YLD) liaison to the Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress.
The Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress is an entity of the ABA’s Center for Public Interest Law. This committee works primarily to help the Law Library maintain and increase its congressional funding and its visibility to preserve its collections and maximize its impact. The Committee achieves its goals through programming, legislative advocacy, research demonstrations, and training workshops.
Little has a distinguished history serving in various leadership roles for the ABA. This includes serving on the Youth at Risk Advisory Committee and chairing the Young Lawyers Division Minorities in the Profession Committee. Most recently, she authored a resolution that was adopted as ABA YLD policy encouraging additional in-school supports for youth experiencing mental health problems as a result of racism, poverty, and living in high crime communities. At the state level, Little has served on the Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference (VSB YLC) Board of Governors, and is currently the YLC liaison to the Joint Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee and the ABA YLD. The ABA YLD and the VSB YLC have honored Little for her service to the bar and the community.
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