Virginia Lawyer Magazine - December 2016

Volume 65/Number 4

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General Interest

Mental Health Courts on the Rise
by The Honorable Joseph A. Migliozzi Jr. and Denisa Muhametaj

Shaking the Virginia Gun Rights 8 Ball
by Seth Saunders

They All Fall Down: An Overview of the Law on Deck and Balcony Collapses
by Matthew W. Broughton, Gregory D. Habeeb, and Nicole A. Poltash

Construction and Public Contracts Law

Construction and Public Contracts Law
by Jennifer A. Mahar

Individual Accountability and Corporate Cooperation — a Year in Review
by Dawn L. Merkle

Good Law, Smart Business, and Sound Public Policy: Strict Compliance with Notice Provisions in Virginia Public Construction Contracts
by Rodolfo R. “Rudy” Remigio

Changes to Differing Site Conditions Clause in VDOT Construction Contracts Specifications
by James Germano

Virginia Lawyer Register

Disciplinary Proceedings
Disciplinary Summaries
Notices To Members:
Supreme Court of Virginia Approves Amendments
Supreme Court of Virginia Approves Legal Ethics Opinions
Council Approves Rule Changes, LEO
Criminal Law Seminar
Free Legal Answers
Nominations Sought For Awards
Law In Society Essay Contest
Save The Dates
Comments Sought On Proposed Rule Changes
Nominations Sought For District Committee Vacancies
Nominations Sought For Committee Vacancies
President-Elect Causey Seeks Members For Virginia State Bar Committees


Access to Legal Services

Pro Bono Conference Features Powell Award, New Frankie Muse Freeman Award
Putting a Life Back Together by D. Bradley Kent



VSB News
Highlights of the Virginia State Bar Council Meeting
IP Section Student Writing Competition Awards
In Memoriam


President’s Message
Executive Director’s Message
Bar Counsel’s Message
Virginia Law Foundation
Law Libraries
Technology and the Practice of Law


CLE Calendar
Professional Notices
Classified Ads and Advertiser’s Index

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