Victoria M. Almeida, a shareholder and Co-Chair of the Government Relations Practice Group at AP&S, has been named the Rhode Island Area Chair of the U.S. Supreme Court Historical Society. The Supreme Court Historical Society is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to expand public awareness of the history and heritage of the Supreme Court of the United States and the Federal Judiciary. Recognizing a need to collect and preserve the rich history of the Supreme Court of the United States for the benefit of future generations, Chief Justice Warren E. Burger provided the impetus for the Society’s formation in 1974. He became the Society’s founding Honorary Chairman, establishing an enduring custom in which each successive Chief Justice of the United States has assumed that role.
The Supreme Court Historical Society plays a vital role in broadening and deepening the public’s understanding of the Nation’s highest court. Through scholarly research, public outreach, and innovative educational programs, the Society documents the Supreme Court’s practices, traditions, and rulings. Its flagship publication, the Journal of Supreme Court History, consistently furnishes engaging articles that give historic context to the Court’s work.
Miss Almeida is a Past President of the Rhode Island Bar Association and was the inspiration for and first recipient of the Rhode Island Bar Association’s Victoria M. Almeida Servant Leader Award. She is Vice Chair of the Rhode Island Parole Board, a member of the Board of Directors of Rhode Island Legal Services and the Rhode Island Bar Foundation and a recipient of many legal and community service awards including the Justice Assistance Neil J. Houston Memorial Award for dedicated service to the criminal justice profession and the public interest. She is a graduate and member of the Board of Trustees of Salve Regina University and a graduate of Suffolk University Law School.