Virginia Lawyer Magazine - June/July 2010

Volume 59/Number 1

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Bankruptcy Law Section

What a Difference…
by Roy M. Terry Jr.

Overview of the Bankruptcy Process
by Rebecca L. Saitta

In Light of Current Mortgage Crisis, Errors in Proofs of Claim on the Rise
by Kelly M. Barnhart

Section 101(51D): A Benefit or Burden for Small-Business Debtors?
by Lynn L. Tavenner

The Demise of Credit Bidding at Plan Sales: So What Constitutes the “Indubitable Equivalent” of a Secured Creditor’s Claim?
by Douglas M. Foley

2010–11 VSB President

New VSB President’s Code Is Law and Loyalty


VSB News
Highlights of the Virginia State Bar Council Meeting
George Warren Shanks of Luray Is President-elect of Virginia State Bar
Virginia State Bar Card Revised

VSB Honors Dedicated Attorneys
VSB Honors Local Bar Associations
Mims Installed as a Justice of the Supreme Court
VSB Investigator Awarded for Work in Titus Cases
Local Bar Elections
In Memoriam
VLF Elects Officers, Board

Et Al.
Law in Society Scholarship Competition
Painting Honors Howard Martin
Nominations Sought for VSB Disciplinary Board, MCLE Board, and Council Members at Large
Virginia Law Foundation Accepting Nominations for Fellows Class of 2011


President’s Message
Executive Director’s Message
Conference of Local Bar Associations
Young Lawyers Conference
Senior Lawyers Conference
Law Libraries - revised 6/13/11
Consultus Electronica


CLE Calendar
UPL Committee Takes on Immigration Consultant Fraud
Rule of Law: Former Bar Exec Edmonds Travels Far for Rule of Law
Book Review: Persuading Congress
Professional Notices
Classified Ads
VSB 72nd Annual Meeting
    For more Annual Meeting photos, see our Flickr page.
Crossword Puzzle


  • Judges Elected by the 2010 Virginia General Assembly
  • How to Avoid Serious Error under the New Appellate Rules

Access to Legal Services
  • Three Honored by VSB Access Committee
  • Indigent Defense Seminar Focuses on Evidence, Due Process
  • Critical Issues Summit: Improving the Education of Lawyers In and Out of School
  • Lifting the Financial Burden of Cancer

About the Cover

New Virginia State Bar President Irving M. Blank with his family in front of Temple Beth-El in Richmond. Left to right: Daughter-in-law Dr. Susan Blank, granddaughter Madeline Blank, son Jonathan T. Blank, granddaughter Alexandra Blank, wife Rhona Blank, Irving M. Blank, daughter Lisa Blank Looney, grandson Ari Looney, son-in-law Richard Looney, and grandson Lev Looney.