Virginia Lawyer Magazine - June 2017

VOL. 66/NO. 1

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2017–18 VSB President

Doris Henderson Causey: A Different Voice, A Different Perspective
by Deirdre Norman

General Interest

Lawyer as Problem Solver: Joint Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee’s Top Ten Tips
by Deborah Wood Blevins and William T. Fitzhugh

The Tangible Fruits of Giving Back
by Deirdre Norman

It Was in Her Heart to Assist, and She Has Done it Well
by Gordon Hickey

Family Law Section

Spousal Support Litigation in an Era of Social Change
by Lawrence P. Vance

To Retire, or Not to Retire: That Is the Question
by Lawrence D. Diehl

Unfaithfully Yours: Re-Examining Adultery as a Bar to Spousal Support
by Brian M. Hirsch, Esquire

Mandatory Income Imputation — When “Discretion” Isn’t Discretionary
by Samuel A. Leven

Virginia Lawyer Register

  • Disciplinary Summaries
  • Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Notices to Members
  • MCLE Administrative Suspensions
  • Dues Statements Mailed
  • Mailing of MCLE Interim Report Has Been Discontinued
  • Nominations Sought for Two Pro Bono Awards
  • Nominations Sought for Board and Committee Vacancies


VSB News

  • Highlights of the June 15, 2017, Virginia State Bar Council Meeting
  • Leonard C. Heath Jr. is President-Elect of the VSB
  • Indigent Criminal Defense Seminar
  • In Memoriam
  • VSB Honors Attorneys
  • Past Presidents’ Dinner
  • Local and Specialty Bar Association Awards of Merit
  • Evangeline Ellis, of George Mason High School, Wins Annual Law in Society Contest


President’s Message
Executive Director’s Message
Ethics Counsel’s Message
Legal Aid
Law Libraries
Technology and the Practice of Law


Conference of Local and Specialty Bar Associations
CLE Calendar
Professional Notices
Classified Ads and Advertiser’s Index
VSB Annual Meeting Highlights

About the Cover

Doris Henderson Causey with her husband, Tracy Causey, and their children: Caleb, Jillian, and Joshua. Photo by Deirdre Norman; post production by Sky Noir Photography.