Dan Gray Presents at Panv CLE

On Saturday, September 16, 2017, Dan Gray presented the “new” VADER at the Paralegal Association of Northern Virginia (PANV) CLE organized by Joanne Randa, Karen Axell, and Suellen Honeychuck. “VADER” is an extensive compendium of worksheets used by family law attorneys in their day-to-day practice. Other speakers included the Honorable Stanley P. Klein (who presented tips for effective legal writing), Michael Maschke from Sensei Enterprises (who spoke about cybersecurity), and Danny Howell, Esquire from Minnesota Mutual (who discussed ethical issues). Bill Cooper of Cooper Process Service provided lunch from Honey Baked Ham. Thank you, PANV, for such an informative CLE!

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Dan Gray Selected as a Lawyer of the Year

CGG is proud to announce that Dan Gray has been selected by Best Lawyers as a 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” in the practice of family law in Northern Virginia!  This annual honor is only bestowed on a single lawyer in each practice area within a designated metropolitan area.  Dan earned this outstanding recognition, which is entirely based on peer review, because of his talent, accomplishments and integrity in the area of family law.  He is one of only two family law attorneys in Virginia who received this accolade, the other being our friend and colleague, Terrence Batzli from Richmond, Virginia.  We could not be more proud of Dan (and Terry!) Also recognized in the 24th edition of Best Lawyers in America for their work in family law are partners, Heather Cooper and David Ginsberg.  Congratulations to all!

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Rob Worster Elected Secretary of the VA State Bar’s Fifth District Committee

Rob Worster has been elected Secretary of the Virginia State Bar's Fifth District Committee (Section II).  This Section is one of two committees assigned to Fairfax County and is comprised of seven local attorneys and three lay members.  Members of the Committee meet monthly throughout the year to review investigative reports and evaluate pending complaints about Virginia lawyers with an assigned bar counsel. Congratulations, Rob!

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Happy Birthday, Kristen!

Happy Birthday, Kristen Kugel!  Kristen was surprised with a birthday lunch hosted by her parents and grandparents who flew in from NY this morning! She was a little shocked! Enjoy your day, Kristen!

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CGG Goes to Demolition Derby!

On August 16th, several CGG employees (and a few family members too) took part in an annual tradition unlike any other: the Demolition Derby at the Prince William County Fair. A great time was had by all!

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Adorable Surprise Visit!

Look who dropped in for a surprise visit! Stephanie Smith and sweet baby, Jane  Jane's big brother and sister came along too but didn't slow down for a photo op! We are missing Stephanie this summer but she sure has a good (adorable) excuse for her absence!

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David Ginsberg Begins Sixth Year Teaching

David Ginsberg began his sixth year of teaching Law Practice Management as an Adjunct Professor at the George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School on Monday, August 21st.  David co-teaches the class with fellow George Mason Law graduate, Robert Feisee.

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Earlier this month, Rob Worster attended the 37th Annual Virginia State Disciplinary Conference at the scenic Wintergreen Resort in Roseland, Virginia. Rob is excited to begin his first term with the Fifth District Disciplinary Committee. This Committee evaluates pending bar complaints and makes recommendations concerning lawyer discipline.

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Sensei Enterprises’ Pub Night

Joanne Randa attended Sensei Enterprises’ Pub Night on July 25, 2017.  Sharon Nelson and John Simek discussed “Protecting Data on the Road-and on Foreign Travels.”  They gave attendees many tips on how to safely work on electronic devices while traveling, and advised what to expect from Customs and Border Protection when traveling across foreign borders.  In addition to learning excellent information, Joanne was able to catch up with friends, Sharon Nelson, John Simek and Jennifer Kubal.  Thank you, Sensei Enterprises, for an informative and fun evening!

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CGG Wins Corporate Impact Award for Excellence in Philanthropy

On Wednesday, June 28, 2017, CGG was surprised with the Corporate Impact Award for Excellence in Philanthropy at Shelter House’s 2017 Volunteer Appreciation Reception held at Maggiano’s in Tysons Corner.  Shelter House is a community-based, non-profit organization serving homeless families in Fairfax County.  CGG organizes a charity golf tournament each year, the proceeds of which benefit Artemis House, Fairfax County’s only 24-hour shelter for victims of domestic violence and human trafficking which is operated by Shelter House.  To date, the tournament has raised over $350,000.  David Ginsberg, who is a member of the Board of Directors of Shelter House, was pleased to accept the award on behalf of CGG.

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