Virginia Lawyer Magazine - December 2018

VOL. 67/NO. 4

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How Virginia Lawyers Self-Regulate: A View from Ethics Counsel
by James M. McCauley 

Who Is the Client? Ethical Obligations When a Third Party Pays the Client’s Legal Fees or Attempts to Influence Representation of the Client
by Seth M. Guggenheim 

Confidentiality and Conflicts
by Barbara B. Saunders 

Representing Clients with Diminished Capacity
by Emily F. Hedrick 

General Interest

Closing Arguments and Closing Pitchers
by Timothy B. Walthall

On the Record: The Importance of Issue Preservation Throughout Litigation
by Syed S. Ahmad, Patrick M. McDermott, and Latosha M. Ellis

Lawyer Independence: Atticus Finch, Emerging Technology, and the American Lawyer
by Leonard C. Heath Jr.

The Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Course Celebrates Thirty Years
by the Honorable David W. Lannetti


Courtney Moates Paulk: Balancing It All, Swimmingly

Bruce Matson Lightens his Load

Lawyers Helping Lawyers Welcomes SCOVA Committee Report


Virginia Lawyer Register

Disciplinary Summaries
Disciplinary Proceedings
Supreme Court of Virginia Approves LEOs 1885 and 1889
Supreme Court of Virginia Approves Amended Rules In Bid to Encourage Lawyer Wellness
Supreme Court of Virginia Amends Rules of Court and Rule 5:6A
MCLE Board Encourages Lawyer Well-Being CLEs
Join the Disciplinary System
Call to Serve: President-Elect Seeks Applicants to Committees
Volunteers Sought for Bar Committee and Board Vacancies
Brian L. Buniva Will Be VSB President for 2020–21
FAQ Page for Respondents Added to VSB Website

Access to Legal Services

Pro Bono Awards Celebration Honors Volunteer Legal Service


Highlights of the October 26, 2018, Virginia State Bar Council Meeting
Diversity Conference Hosts First Annual Forum
Rule of Law Award Given to Michael W. Smith and the Civility Award Presented to the Hon. Jane Marum Roush
“A Tough Act to Follow”: After Decades of Service, Ned Davis Retires
In Memoriam
Jacqueline Guess Epps
Robert Eastwood Glenn
Conference of Local and Specialty Bar Associations


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


CLE Calendar
Professional Notices
Classified Ads
Advertiser’s Index

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Cover: Hirschler President Courtney Moates Paulk. Photo by Deirdre Norman; Post production by Sky Noir Photography.