Virginia Lawyer Magazine – February 2023

VOL. 71/NO. 5

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Diversity Mattered in 1788 and It Matters Today
by the Honorable Steven C. Mannion

Juneteenth and Why We Commemorate the Official End of Slavery in the United States
by Alicia R. Johnson

Learning About the Law: Showing Diverse High School Students Our Profession
by Courtney M. Frazier


Gender Dysphoria Qualifies as a Disability: Understanding Employer Obligations in the Wake of Williams v. Kincaid
by Caroline E. Jaques and Matthew K. Sarfan

Hirschler’s Hedrick Named 2022 M&A Legal Advisor of the Year
by Deirdre Norman

Are We Too Smart for Metric? A Defense of the Imperial System of Measurement in Law
by Steven Rinehart

Does the IRS Know about Venmo? Changes in Reporting Requirements of Digital Payments
by Mary Foil Russell, Kenneth Russell, and Clint Lorrance


Disciplinary Summaries
Disciplinary Proceedings
Notices to Lawyers


Candidates Sought for VSB Council Elections by March 24
Janet Van Cuyk Named VSB Deputy Executive Director
VSB Welcomes 350 New Lawyers
In Memoriam
Robert F. Horan Jr.
Aston Donald McEachin
R. Harrison Pledger Jr.
Thatcher Alden Stone
Virginia Mountain/Valley Lawyers’ Alliance Annual Meeting Celebrates Service, Education, and Justice
Local and Specialty Bar Elections


President’s Message
Executive Director’s Message
Ethics Counsel
Wellness: Being SMART in 2023
Wellness: Of Resolutions Past, SAD, and Looking Forward
Law Libraries
Access to Legal Services
Risk Management
The Last Word


Letters to the Editor
Professional Notices
Classified Ads
Advertiser's Index
Jest is for All

About the Cover

Pictured in the front row seated (L-R) are Courtney M. Frazier, Diversity Conference Chair Alicia R. Johnson, and Brian T. Wesley. Standing pictured (L-R) are Claire G. Gastañaga, Brian L. Buniva, Shemeka C. Hankins, Zaida C. Thompson, treasurer, Candace A. Blydenburgh, chair-elect, Cathleen K. Memmer, Daniel P. Frankl, Latoya C. Asia, and Tammy Currie. The February cover was photographed at the Virginia Bar Association’s member center, VBA on Main, in Richmond by Dee Norman. Post-production by Kaylin Bowen.