Green Award honors Anne Holton and Tim Kaine

March 1, 2012
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Anne Holton, Wendy Perdue, and Tim Kaine
On February 29, 2012, the University of Richmond School of Law honored the Honorable Anne B. Holton and the Honorable Timothy M. Kaine with the William Green Award for Professional Excellence at the annual Scholarship Luncheon. The Green Award is the law school's highest honor, named for one of three original professors in 1870 in what was then the department of law.

"Their lives are models of the pursuit of excellence but done in the service of justice. We honor[ed] Anne and Tim as a team and partnership. Their lives remind us that, as we pursue our careers and aspirations, we do not do so alone and we do not achieve alone," said Dean Wendy Collins Perdue.

Holton spent 13 years at the Central Virginia Legal Aid Society and served as a judge on the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court for the City of Richmond for seven years before coming chief judge in 2000. She resigned from the bench following her husband's election as governor in 2005. As first lady, she launched her signature initiative, "For Keeps: Families for all Virginia Teens." She currently consults for the Annie E. Casey Foundation, continuing her work as a children's welfare advocate.

Kaine served as the 70th governor of theCommonwealth of Virginia from January 2006 to January 2010, as lieutenant governor from 2002-2006, and as mayor of Richmond from 1998-2001. He was elected chair of the Democratic National Committee in January 2009. He resigned from that post in April of 2011 and is now a candidate for the United States Senate. In January 2010, Governor Kaine accepted a joint appointment at the University of Richmond as Senior Distinguished Lecturer of Law and Leadership Studies after having taught legal ethics in the School of Law from 1987 to1993.