Virginia Lawyer Magazine - February 2015

Volume 63/Number 5

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Trusts & Estates

Trust and Estate Law in Virginia
by C. Arthur Robinson II

When an Irrevocable Trust Is Not: Giving New Life to Insurance Trusts
by Kevin B. Rack

Back to Fundamentals in Estate Planning: A Long Term Perspective
by C. Arthur Robinson II

Welcome to the Jungle: The Mini-Guidebook for an Irrevocable Trust
by Lauren A. Jenkins


General Interest

Representing Noncitizen Defendants: A Defense Attorney’s Ethical and Constitutional Obligations
by Morgan Macdonald

Use and Enforcement of Records Demands Under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act
by Stevens R. Miller

Drones and Privacy Issues in Virginia
by James A. Howard II


Virginia Lawyer Register

Disciplinary Proceedings
Disciplinary Summaries
Notices to Members:

  • Legal Ethics Opinions
  • Council Elections
  • VSB Seeks Volunteers for Committees and Boards
  • Nominations Sought for 2015–2016 District Committee Vacancies



VSB News
Senator Warner Announces Application Process for US Attorney for Eastern District of Virginia
Trees Across Virginia
New Member Joins the CLBA

Lemons Sworn In as Chief Justice
W. Scott Street III
In Memoriam


President’s Message

Executive Director’s Message

Law Libraries


Letters to the Editor

Law Stories

President-elect Weiner Seeks Members for 2015–16 Virginia State Bar Committees

CLE Offers Presentation Skills for Nonlitigators

CLE Calendar

Call for Nominations for Awards 

Professional Notices

Classified Ads

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Cover and illustrations for Trusts and Estates features by Madonna Dersch