Virginia Lawyer Magazine - October 2014

Volume 63/Number 3

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Pro Bono

Improving Access to Justice and Pro Bono Services in Virginia
by Cynthia D. Kinser, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia

We Can Be Heroes
by Justina Uram-Mubangu

Rethinking Access to Justice
by James J. Sandman

Access to Justice Commission Homes In on Specifics

Legal Aid Programs Produce Results That Touch Everyone in Virginia
by Mark D. Braley

The Impact of the Justice Gap on Litigants: Are We Providing a Level Playing Field?
by John E. Whitfield

Getting a Pro Bono Case

Pro Bono Assistance Sought for Clients Struggling to Pay Court Debt
by Carolyn Kalantari and Richard DeMeglio

Lawyering for a Cause: Do Good and Feel Great
by Crista Whitman Gantz

Pro Bono Challenges: Time, Distance, Money, Culture

Advocates for Cancer Patients, Founders of Pro Bono Referral Program Recognized for Service

General Interest

Ten Lessons from Health Care Reform
by Robert H. Spicknall

When Federal Immigration Law is a State Issue: Special Immigrant Juveniles in Virginia
by Christine Lockhart Poarch

Virginia Lawyer Register

Disciplinary Proceedings
Disciplinary Summaries
Notices to Members:

  • Comments on Proposed Amendments to Rules
  • Pro Bono Conference and Celebration
  • Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Suspensions

Nominations Sought for 2015–2016 District Committee Vacancies


VSB News
Voting for President-Elect will be Online
Notice to Members: MCLE Compliance Deadline Is October 31
Diversity Conference Events Scheduled

In Memoriam    
Local and Specialty Bar Elections


President’s Message
Executive Director’s Message
Law Libraries
Technology and the Practice of Law


Letters to the Editor
Candidates Forum
Book Review: The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce’s Ulysses
Law Stories
CLE Calendar
Professional Notices
Classified Ads

About the Cover

We Can Be Heroes and other illustrations in the Pro Bono feature section by Madonna Dersch