Virginia Lawyer Magazine – June 2021

VOL. 70/NO. 1

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The Trusts and Estates Issue

The Corporate Transparency Act: What Practitioners Need to Know
by Brooke C. Tansill

Crypto is Coming to an Estate Plan Near You: How to Be Ready
by Alexander W. Mejias and Jennifer Lee Schooley

Creditor Protection for Parties to a Trust in Virginia
by Stephen M. Watson

An Epidemic of Elder Abuse: June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
by Sheryl Herndon



Mental Health Courts During the COVID-19 Pandemic
by the Hon. Joseph A. Migliozzi Jr. and Casey A. Coleman


Virginia Lawyer Register

Disciplinary Summaries
Disciplinary Proceedings
Notices to Lawyers: A Roundup of News and Proposed Rule Amendments from
Clients’ Protection Fund authorizes $134,080.85 on seven petitions. Correction.


VSB News

VLRS Increases Revenues for Lawyers While Helping Virginians
Highlights of the April 21 VSB Council Meeting
Winners Announced in Bar Council Elections
In Memoriam
VSB Conferences and Seminars Carrying on Virtually
Dues Statements Mailed: Deadlines Back to Normal


President’s Message
Executive Director’s Message
Bar Counsel’s Message
Access to Legal Services
2019-20 Pro Bono Contributions by Virginia Lawyers
Law Libraries
Technology and the Future Practice of Law
Risk Management
The Last Word


Professional Notices
Classified Ads
Jest is for All
Advertiser’s Index

About the Cover

About the cover: The Brady Bunch inspired cover features the members of the Trusts and Estates Section Board of Governors pictured (top to bottom, left to right): Carter R. Brothers, chair, Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC; Vanessa A.M. Stillman, secretary, Midgett Preti
Olansen, PC; Jennifer L. Schooley, immediate past chair, Schooley Law Firm; Tracy W. Banks, Virginia CLE Liaison, Seminar Attorney; Scott J. Golightly, Golightly Mulligan & Morgan, PLC; Cary Z. Cucinelli, Cucinelli Geiger, PC; Peter H. Davies, Davies & Davies; Mark V. Pascucci, Wolcott Rivers Gates; Brooke C. Tansill, assistant newsletter editor, Frederick J. Tansill & Associates, LLC; Richard H. Howard-Smith, Flora Pettit PC; Kevin L. Stemple, newsletter editor, Yates Campbell & Hoeg LLP; Rachel E. Radspinner, Trusted Legacy Counsel, P.C.; Trey T. Parker, vice chair, Carrell Blanton Ferris & Associates. Special thanks to Trusts and Estates Section VSB Liaison Dolly C. Shaffner (right) for assisting with the issue. Cover art by D. Kaylin Bowen.