Virginia Lawyer Magazine - June/July 2008

Volume 57/Number 1


About the cover


Law Librarians

Virginia Law: It’s Online, But Should You Use It?
by Timothy L. Coggins

Feeling Short-Circuited? Assessing the Availability of Virginia Circuit Court Opinions
by Jeanne Ullian

Locating and Using Internet Archives for Virginia Practitioners
by Michele Gernhardt

Librarian Protects and Defends Legal Documents
by Dawn Chase



VSB News

  • Highlights of the Virginia State Bar Council Meeting
  • Leesburg Attorney Is President-elect of the Virginia State Bar
  • Free Trust Account Software Created for Virginia Lawyers
  • Ned Davis Named Virginia State Bar Counsel
  • Renu Mago Named Virginia State Bar Assistant Counsel

CLE Events

  • Attorneys Learn to Stay Cool Under Media Pressure at BLI
  • Gunn Discusses Guantanamo Defense at May Forum
  • National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges 2008 Annual Conference


  • In Memoriam
  • VSB Presents Awards for Bar Service
  • Local Bar Elections

Et Al.

  • Law Day Features Conference, Dedication, and Rule of Law Award
  • Virginia Law Foundation Overhauls Grant-making Goals: Hopes to Improve Justice, Services for the Unrepresented
  • Nominations Sought For Disciplinary Board, MCLE Board, and Council Members at Large
  • Juvenile Felony Court-appointed Fees Increased
  • VSB Joins Just the Beginning Foundation as Conference Cosponsor
  • Attorneys in Waynesboro, Staunton Recognized for Pro Bono Work
  • Volunteers Needed for Attorney Support Programs


Lawyer Malpractice Insurance Debate
President’s Message
Executive Director’s Message
Conference of Local Bar Associations
Senior Lawyers Conference
Young Lawyers Conference
Law Office Management
Consultus Electronica
Law Libraries
Book Review





Access to Legal Services

  • Virginia Poverty Law Center Director Named Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year
  • Freddie Mac Celebrates Pro Bono, Pledges to Keep Up the Good Work
  • 2008 Indigent Defense Seminar Covers Evidence, Interrogation, and Strategy

70th Annual Meeting

About the Cover

The Capsalis family: (left–right) wife Carole, Annie, Manuel “Manny,” Nicholas, and Katy. Photography by Jonathan Timmes.