Virginia Lawyer Magazine - October 2011

Volume 60/Number 3

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Virginia Association of Law Libraries

Law Librarians Respond to Wide Range of Research Needs

Free Websites for Virginia Legal Research
by Paul Hellyer

Copyright and Research in Google Book Search
by Benjamin J. Keele

The Law Givers: Heroes of Virginia Statutory History
by Kent C. Olson

Creating a Valuable Research Metric for the Private Law Firm
by Alyssa Altshuler and Sharen C. Leonard



VSB News

  • Diversity Conference Commended
  • The investiture of the Honorable Elizabeth A. McClanahan
  • Steven D. Benjamin is the new president-elect of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Emily F. Hedrick Joins VSB Staff
  • Kara McGehee Joins VSB Staff as Assistant Bar Counsel


  • In Memoriam
  • Local and Specialty Bar Elections

Et Al

  • Justice Powell to Keynote Diversity Conference Forum at the University of Virginia
    by Clarence M. Dunnaville Jr.



President’s Message
Executive Director’s Message
Conference of Local Bar Associations
Senior Lawyers Conference
Young Lawyers Conference
Law Libraries
Risk Management



CLE Calendar
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Professional Notices
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Crossword Puzzle

Access to Legal Services

  • Clients Need More Than Advocates, They Need Our Help
    by Margaret A. Nelson
  • Communicating with a Deaf Client — It’s the Law
    by Colleen Miller


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