CGG Celebrates Administrative Professionals Day

Happy Administrative Professionals Day!  CGG celebrated one day early at IHOP – an annual tradition for the firm.  We appreciate the contributions of our administrative professionals, Lauren, Morgan and Dawn!

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CGG Sponsors and Participates in Fairfax Law Foundation’s Heroes v. Villains Race for Justice 5k and Kids’ Run

On Sunday, April 23rd, several members of the firm participated in the Fairfax Law Foundation’s annual Heroes v. Villains Race for Justice and Kids’ Fun Run in Fairfax Corner.  Dan Gray and his daughter, Anna, Nate Olson, Robert Kotwicki, Lauren Oufiero, Carly Anderson and her husband, Mike, Rob Worster and his son, Robbie, all ran the race (with Nate Olson taking 1st place in his age category), and Heather Cooper, Stephanie Smith, Kristen Kugel and Rob Worster’s wife, Michelle, volunteered.  Despite the forecast, the weather held out and it was a great day for a run!  CGG is a proud sponsor of this event, the proceeds from which help the Fairfax Law Foundation sustain a Pro Bono program that provides legal services for impoverished Fairfax County residents and law related education programs for local students.  We are already looking forward to next year’s race!

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Spring 2017 Clothing Drive was a Success!

Thank you to everyone who donated or otherwise assisted in making this year’s clothing drive a tremendous success. We were able to donate approximately 125 pounds of professional attire and accessories to the Fairfax County Domestic Violence Action Center, Final Salute and the Lamb Center.

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Heather Cooper, David Ginsberg and Dan Gray in Spring 2017 Best Lawyers – Business Edition

Heather Cooper, David Ginsberg and Dan Gray have been included in the national list of Family Law Attorneys in the 2017 Business Edition of Best Lawyers Magazine.  Heather was also included among the publication’s listing of “2017 Women in the Law” in the Family Law category.  Congratulations Heather, David and Dan!

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Joanne Randa Attends the Facets Spring Into Action Benefit Breakfast

Joanne Randa attended the Facets Spring Into Action Benefit Breakfast on April 20, 2017.  Chris Rumohr Webster, who serves on the Board, sponsored a table and invited members of the Fairfax Bar Paralegal Section.  The event was emceed by Julie Carey, NBC4 Northern Virginia Bureau Chief.  Congressman Gerald Connolly spoke and noted that, with the help of Facets and other Northern Virginia groups, homelessness has been reduced by 47%.  Facets has been opening doors for homeless people, and people in need, for 21 years.  We all were challenged to Spring Into Action. In the photos are Monique Lewis, Kimberly LaFave, Chris Rumohr Webster, Janet Lawson, and Joanne Randa and Julie Carey.

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Thank You Note from Beta Program Brightens Our Day!

Each year, Cooper Ginsberg Gray supports the Fairfax Bar Paralegal Section with their annual Valentine’s Day Book project.  We always appreciate reading the heartfelt thank you notes from some of the residents of the Fairfax County Youth Residential programs.  We are all touched and delighted with this note recently received by Joanne Randa from the Beta Program.  We hope this will brighten your day as it brightened ours!

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CGG Hosts Monthly Divorce Support Circle

The post-it note story captures pieces of the emotional journey of some of our clients as they navigate through the divorce process. This collage was created by clients who participated in the Divorce Support Circle on Tuesday April 11, 2017. The support circle, led by Dr. Leah Nathan, is held every second Tuesday of the month at our office and is designed to empower clients through this difficult transition.

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Kristen Kugel attended the annual Spring Wine Tour

On Saturday, April 8th, Kristen Kugel attended the Fairfax Bar Association Young Lawyers’ section annual Spring Wine Tour! A bus of young lawyers went out to Western Loudoun County and visited three different wineries. The highlight of the tour was the visit to The Wine Reserve at Waterford which was recently opened by a fellow Fairfax attorney, Jonathan Phillips of Leffler Phillips.

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Dan Gray presented to the Fairfax Bar Association

On Thursday, April 6, Dan Gray presented to the Fairfax Bar Association Family Law Section on the 2016-2017 Virginia General Assembly Session.  Dan is the former co-chair of the FBA Family Law Section, and presented with his former co-chair, Laurie Forbes, on family law-related bills that will take effect July 1, as well as bills that govern legal practice.  Dan is a member of the Virginia Family Law Coalition, and tracks legislation that affects family law practice.  Last legislative session, he was in Richmond several times to meet with the Coalition and attend hearings in front of the House Committee that reviews family law bills.

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Robert Worster Presents Family Law Practice for Paralegals CLE

On April 5, 2017, Robert Worster presented an all-day continuing legal education seminar entitled Family Law Practice for Paralegals. The day was filled with practical guidance, best practices and substantive legal education, with 17 attendees from locations all over Virginia, including Charles City, Virginia Beach, Charlottesville and Locust Grove.

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