- Spare the Child, a video created by the Virginia State Bar Family Law Section through a generous grant from the Virginia Law Foundation
- The Big Picture, a Virginia is for Good Lawyers video project
Giving parents a compass for navigating family dissolution, Spare the Child guides parents and families through the difficult and often overwhelming task of restructuring a family. The documentary-style, conversational video uses everyday language and gives examples from experienced interviewees. Judges, lawyers, guardians ad litem, counselors, teachers, and children of divorce relate their experiences and observations to guide families who are currently in the process of family restructuring.
Running time nineteen minutes. Spare the Child is a project of the Virginia State Bar Family Law Section through a generous grant from the Virginia Law Foundation .
Spare the Child in English
Proteger al Niño en Español
Spare the Child video, winner of the Fastcase Luminary Award for Excellence in Public Relations is also available on DVD featuring both English and Spanish versions of the video with optional Closed Captioning. DVDs may be ordered for a $6 shipping fee by contacting Spencer Hall at Shall@vsb.org or (804) 775-0512.
The Big Picture, episode 1, Introduction
Virginia State Bar President Jon Huddleston introduces The Big Picture
The Big Picture, episode 2, Interview with Jay M. Weinberg, Esq.
Jon Huddleston Interviews Jay M. Weinberg, Esq. at the Virginia Holocaust Museum
The Big Picture, episode 3, Interview with Robert B. “Chip” Delano Jr., Esq.
Jon Huddleston Interviews Robert B. “Chip” Delano Jr., Esq. of Richmond, Virginia about his participation with the Boy Scouts of America.
The Big Picture, episode 4, Interview with Judge Thomas D. Horne and Rhonda Paice, Esq.
Jon Huddleston interviews Judge Thomas D. Horne and Rhonda Paice of Loudoun County to discuss their community service, particularly their involvement in Loudoun Bar Association's "Leadership in the Law Summer Camp" held in Leesburg, Virginia. Senior Justice Harry L. Carrico and local lawyers participate. For more information, please visit www.loudounbar.org, www.fauquierbar.com, and www.camphighroad.org
Jon Huddleston interviews Edward Adams, Molly McDonough, Rachel Zahorsky, and John McQuiston in this special episode of The Big Picture. For more information, please visit the Legal Rebels website
The Big Picture, episode 6, Interview with Stuart D. Spirn, Esq.
Jon Huddleston meets Stu Spirn, of Williamsburg, VA, on the soccer field to discuss his thirty-plus years building a youth sports program that enriches the lives of area children from all walks of life. For more information, please visit the Virginia Legacy website.
The Big Picture, episode 7, Interview with Peter Buchbauer, Esq.
President Jon Huddleston introduces Peter Buchbauer of Winchester, VA and discusses Pete's involvement with and leadership of the Knights of Columbus soup kitchen, food delivery, and scholarship programs. For more information, please visit the Knights of Columbus #3572 and the Knights of Columbus Virginia State Council.
The Big Picture, episode 8, Interview with William Schmidt, Esq.
In this very special holiday episode of The Big Picture, President Jon Huddleston meets up with William Schmidt of Fairfax, VA as Bill rings the Salvation Army bell in Clifton, VA: something Bill has done for seventeen years.
The Big Picture, episode 9, Interview with Delegate Jennifer McClellan
President Jon Huddleston interviews the Honorable Jennifer McClellan, General Assembly Delegate for the 71st District of Virginia, about her work as a lawyer legislator and gets a tour of the Capitol, where the importance of Thomas Jefferson, the lawyer legislator, and the citizen lawyer are very much alive in the building he designed. For more information please visit the sites for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond, Richmond SPCA, The Oliver White Hill Foundation, Inc., and Delegate McClellan.
The Big Picture, episode 10, Interview with Mike Lafayette, Esq.
President Jon Huddleston interviews lawyer Mike Lafayette, chair of the board at the Positive Vibe Cafe in Richmond, VA. The first of its kind, the cafe serves as a training opportunity for individuals with physical and cognitive challenges and prepares them for entry-level positions in the food industry. Garth Larcen, Executive Director of the Positive Vibe Cafe and its Foundation, Get Lost MD (Muscular Dystrophy), is also interviewed. For more information please visit the site for The Positive Vibe Cafe.
The Big Picture, episode 11, Interview with Judge Angela E. Roberts.
President Jon Huddleston interviews the Honorable Angela E. Roberts, Chief Judge, City of Richmond Juvenile and. Domestic Relations District Court, about the Richmond Jurisdiction's volunteer National Adoption Day Celebration. For more information please visit the site for National Adoption Day; Foster Care Adoption, Child Welfare Information Gateway; AdoptUsKids; Virginia Department of Social Services; and Voices for Virginia’s Children.
The Big Picture, episode 12, Interview with Joseph E. Preston, Esq.President Jon Huddleston interviews Petersburg, VA attorney Joseph Preston who shares his passion for and the details about a vital community cause: the new library in his beloved adopted city, Petersburg, VA. In addition to the many charitable causes and volunteer work in which he is engaged, Mr. Preston is a member of the Petersburg Library Foundation board of governors. Learn more about the Petersburg Library Foundation and the Petersburg Public Library System, or take a comprehensive virtual tour of the proposed library.
The Big Picture, episode 13, Interview with Attorneys Kami and Dave Lanetti
President Jon Huddleston interviews attorneys Kami and Dave Lanetti about their work with Special Olympics and other projects close to their hearts, including their work as Foster Care parents and with Norfolk Emergency Shelter Team (NEST). For more information, please visit www.specialolympicsva.org, www.volunteer2cheer.com, and www.dss.virginia.gov/family/fc/index.html. Norfolk Emergency Shelter Team (NEST) provides meals and shelter to homeless adults during the winter months. NEST is a coalition of churches that provides overnight shelter on a rotating basis during the winter months of November–April. For more information on NEST, please call (757) 622-2549.
More videos, including extended interviews, are available on the Virginia State Bar YouTube channel.Updated: Feb 16, 2012