Virginia Lawyer Magazine - December 2014

Volume 63/Number 4

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Construction Law & Public Contracts

Construction Law in Virginia
by Michael A. Branca

Resolving Complex Construction Disputes
by Leslie M. Alden, Andrew W. Stephenson, and Shannon J. Briglia

Searching for Substantial Similarity between Architectural Works in the Fourth Circuit
by Sean M. Golden and J. Brandon Sieg

Obtaining Green Certification for Existing Buildings in Virginia
by Robert E. Travers IV and Kelley C. Holland

Answering the Questions about Job Order Contracting
by Mathew A. Taylor

General Interest

The Battle for Wind Farm Siting in Virginia
by Daniel J. Wisniewski

Permanent Partial Disability Under The Black Flag: Workers Compensation in the Great Age of Piracy
by Wesley G. Marshall

Lawyers Helping Lawyers Remains Important Resource
by Linda McElroy


Virginia Lawyer Register

Disciplinary Proceedings
Disciplinary Summaries
Notices to Members:

  • VSB Is Seeking Nominations for Awards
  • VSB Seeks Volunteers for Committees and Boards
  • Nominations Sought for 2015–2016 District Committee Vacancies
  • President-elect Weiner Seeks Members for 2015–16 Virginia State Bar Committees

Access to Legal Services

Why Should Attorneys Care About Pro Bono?
by Joanna L. Suyes

Harrisonburg Attorneys Honored for Pro Bono Work
Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Pro Bono Award Presented


VSB News
Highlights of the October 24, 2014, Virginia State Bar Council Meeting
Robinson is Choice for President-elect of the Virginia State Bar
Presentation of Chief Justice Hassell’s Portrait

In Memoriam
Virginia Law Foundation to Induct Fellows Class of 2015
Local and Specialty Bar Elections


President’s Message
Law Libraries


Letters to the Editor
Law Stories
CLE Calendar
Professional Notices
Classified Ads

About the Cover

Construction is continuing on the office building in downtown Richmond that will house the office of McGuireWoods LLP. The firm’s current office is reflected in the skin of the new building. Photo by Bill Dickinson of Sky Noir Photography. See more of his work at