Virginia Lawyer Magazine – April 2020

VOL. 68/NO. 6

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Corporate Counsel Section

by Mark Newcomb

How to Succeed as In-House Counsel
by Kelly C. Scanlon

When the Going Gets Tough: Hire a Freelancer
by Jessica Link Martyn

Keys to Getting Your Foot in the Door of a Corporate Client and Not Locking Yourself Out
by William A. Lashley III

What Makes an Outside Counsel TOP CLASS?  
by Nicole Upshur

Examining the Relationship Between In-House and Outside Counsel  
by Naoina Gartee and Mark Newcomb

Making Pro Bono Work Inside a Corporation: Freddie Mac  
by Alicia S. Myara and Luise M. Welby

Law Practice During COVID-19

CARES Act: Small Business Paycheck Protection Program and Loan Forgiveness — Assistance Opportunities for Law Firms and Their Clients During COVID-19
by Christen Church and Max Wiegard

Working from Home Puts Your Firm’s Information at Risk
by Alex Nette and Stephen Thompson

How COVID-19 and a Recession Could Impact Malpractice Claims
by Mark Bassingthwaighte

General Interest

The Surprisingly Broad Reach of U.S. Patent Law
by Stephen McBride

Two Years After Eviction Report, Richmond Lawyers Make Headway on the Numbers
by Jackie Kruszewski

Virginia Lawyer Register

Disciplinary Summaries
Disciplinary Proceedings
Notices: A Roundup of News from


VSB News
Highlights of the February 29, 2020, Virginia State Bar Council Meeting
Annual Criminal Law Seminar

Vote for Bar Council
Bar Leaders Institute

David D. Masterman Receives the 2020 Family Law Lifetime Achievement Award
Brian M. Hirsch Receives Family Law Service Award

VADA and VTLA Issue Statement on Working Together During COVID-19 Crisis
Lawyer Well-Being

In Memoriam


President’s Message
Executive Director’s Message
Bar Counsel’s Message
Ethics Counsel’s Message
Access to Legal Services
Law Libraries
Technology and the Future Practice of Law
The Last Word


Professional Notices
Classified Ads
Advertiser’s Index

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The Corporate Counsel section met in Richmond in February. (L to R): Dave Newsome, Jr., Vice-Chair; Naoina Gartee, Immediate Past Chair; Mary Richardson; Mark Newcomb, Chair; Stephanie Gilliard; Ross Hays; Barbara Fisher; Frank Lynch; Dan Applewhite; George Washington, Jr.
Not pictured: Adam Hark, Dustin Narcisse, Lily Engle. Photo by Deirdre Norman. Post production by Sky Noir Photography.