Virginia Lawyer Magazine - October 2008

Volume 57/Number 3


About the cover


The Face of the Bar

The VSB Diversity initiative


Pipelines Under Construction

Pipeline Projects — Send Us More! These are a sampling of the pipeline projects that Virginia lawyers have developed to encourage students to consider law as a career and help them along the path. If your organization has a pipeline project, Virginia Lawyer would like to tell your story. The Virginia State Bar also plans to create a diversity Web page where we can post information about projects in the commonwealth. Please contact Dawn Chase at (804) 775-0586 or to discuss your ideas.




Construction Law and Public Contracts Section

Construction Law and Public Contracts
by R. Webb Moore

Fraud Initiatives that Impact the Construction Industry
by Michael A. Branca

A Contractor’s License: Who Needs One and Why
by Kristan B. Burch

As Green Building Moves Forward, Claims and Disputes Will Follow
by Todd R. Metz and Christopher W. Cheatham

Can an Unlicensed Contractor Recover Damages under Virginia Law?
by Courtney Moates Paulk



VSB News



Executive Director’s Message

Conference of Local Bar Associations
    includes the Remarks of The Honorable Gerald L. Baliles at the Solo & Small-Firm Practitioner Forum, July 21, 2008

Senior Lawyers Conference

Consultus Electronica

Law Libraries

Risk Management (Web only) 




Benchmarks (Web only)

Access to Legal Services

  • Pro Bono Work Honored in Winchester
  • Legal Aid Programs Offer Foreclosure Assistance

Crossword Puzzle (Web only)


About the Cover

The new Virginia Civil Rights Memorial on Capitol Square in Richmond pays tribute to those who fought to end segregation. Along with the likenesses of well-known civil rights pioneers such as Oliver W. Hill Sr., the four-sided bronze and granite tribute features a panel depicting anonymous individuals of different races walking into the future together. The panel is topped with a quote from a 1992 speech by the first African American U.S. Supreme Court justice, Thurgood Marshall. The cover photo of the memorial model is printed with the permission of the Capitol Square Civil Rights Memorial Foundation and © Stanley Bleifeld 2006. View a larger image of the cover.