Virginia Lawyer Magazine - August 2017

VOL. 66/NO. 2

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General Interest

The Priceless Gift of Lawyers Helping Lawyers
by Gordon Hickey

Lighthouse Plan to Be a Beacon of Hope
by Gordon Hickey

Bracton’s Warning and Hamilton’s Reassurance
by The Honorable D. Arthur Kelsey, Supreme Court of Virginia

Intellectual Property Law Section

Litigating Patent Infringement Cases in the “Rocket Docket”
by Dabney J. Carr IV and Robert A. Angle

Three Strategies for Small Businesses to Protect Their Intellectual Property
by P. Andrew Riley and Robert A. Hall

Making a Federal Case of It: Implications of the Defend Trade Secrets Act
by Sherri Crawford Wells and Timothy J. Lockhart

The Supreme Court Severely Limits Venue in Patent Infringement Cases: Will TC Heartland Similarly Affect Copyright and Trademark Cases?
by Martha A. Weis

Virginia Lawyer Register

  • Disciplinary Summaries
  • Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Notices to Members:
  • Nominations Sought for Pro Bono Awards
  • Pro Bono Conference
  • Solo and Small Firm Practitioners Forums
  • MCLE Discontinues Mailing Interim Report
  • Nominations Sought for Board and Committee Vacancies
  • Clients’ Protection Fund Board Petitions Paid

Access to Legal Services

Virginia Free Legal Answers at One Year: Growing Pains and Progress


VSB News

  • Happy Trails to Them: Three Long-Term Staffers Retire
  • DaVida Davis Joins VSB as Clerk of the Disciplinary System
  • NOTICE: Check Your MCLE Hours Online Now
  • In Memoriam


President’s Message
Executive Director’s Message
Bar Counsel’s Message
Legal Aid
Law Libraries
Risk Management
Technology and the Practice of Law


Conference of Local and Specialty Bar Associations
CLE Calendar
Professional Notices
Classified Ads and Advertiser’s Index

About the Cover

Alexander Hamilton bust by American sculptor Franklin Simmons. Marble. One and a third times over life size. Created around the same time Franklin was commissioned to do the Hamilton monument in Paterson, NJ, in 1906. Private collection. Photography by Ethan Taliesin Houser.