Virginia Lawyer Magazine – October 2019

VOL. 68/NO. 3

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Real Property

Get Real: The Real Property Issue 
by Ronald D. Wiley Jr.

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Your Practice and Real Estate Transactions
by Kay M. Creasman and Paul H. Melnick

Liens That Survive Bankruptcy: Is There a Better Way to Get That Message to Debtor Clients?
by F. Lewis Biggs
Due to editing errors, the printed version of F. Lewis Biggs’ article, "Liens That Survive Bankruptcy," contained a sentence that was misleading. We have updated the downloadable complete magazine and direct readers to an edited version of his article above. Edits to the digital version are pending. We regret the error. 

A Review of Selected Virginia Laws and Regulations Pertaining to Common Interest Communities and Community Managers
by Susan Bradford Tarley

Transfer on Death Deeds 
by Kay M. Creasman

Six Important Developments for Conservation Easements
by Timothy Lindstrom

Access to Legal Services

Herb Sebren of Tappahannock to Receive 2019 Powell Pro Bono Award 

Kelly Guzzo and Consumer Litigation Associates Honored for Pro Bono Work

Virginia Lawyer Register

Disciplinary Summaries
Disciplinary Proceedings
The Honorable Teresa M. Chafin Invested to the Supreme Court of Virginia
SCOVA Advisory Committee Seeks Comments on Proposed Amendments
Comments Sought on Proposed Revisions to the Clients’ Protection Fund Rules
Virginia Lawyers: If You Need Business, We Need You!
Join the Disciplinary System


2019 Diversity Forum Attracts Capacity Crowd
The Honorable Teresa M. Chafin Invested to the Supreme Court of Virginia
Virginia Law Foundation Announces 2019 Grant Recipients
University of Richmond Law Student Wins IP Writing Competition
In Memoriam
Conference of Local and Specialty Bar Associations

Gifts for Lawyers
Listening to the Law


President’s Message
Executive Director’s Message
Ethics Counsel’s Message
Legal Aid
Law Libraries
Risk Management
Book Review


CLE Calendar
Professional Notices
Classified Ads
Advertiser’s Index

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The Real Property Section photographed at the Virginia CLE offices in Charlottesville. Back row (l–r): Rick Richmond, Max Wiegard, Tracy Banks (VaCLE liaison), Barbara Goshorn, Larry McElwain, Whitney Levin, Rick Chess, Wayne Glass, Steve Wood, Brian Wesley, Cynthia Nahorney; Stairs (l–r): Hope Payne, Kay Creasman (Immediate Past Chair), Page Williams, Kathryn Byler (Secretary), Ron Wiley (Chair), Lori Schweller (Vice Chair), Robert Hawthorne, Susan Pesner, Susan Siegfried. Photo by Deirdre Norman