A McIntyre native was recently honored by the Virginia State Bar Association.
John R. Rellick, managing attorney for the Tappahannock branch office of Rappahannock Legal Services, has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 Virginia Legal Aid Award by the Virginia State Bar’s Access to Legal Services Committee.
The award recognizes lawyers employed by legal aid societies licensed by the VSB. Recipients are chosen for their advocacy, quality of service and impact beyond their service area.
Rellick has been the managing attorney of the office since 1984. The office serves the civil legal needs of seven rural Virginia counties.
Rellick is a 1971 graduate of Apollo-Ridge High School, has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bucknell University and a Juris Doctor from Northwestern University School of Law.
He is the son of the late Joseph and Mary Rellick, of McIntyre, and now lives in Aylett, Va.
The award will be presented during the Virginia State Bar annual meeting June 13-16 in Virginia Beach.