Virginia Lawyer Magazine - April 2008

Volume 56/Number 9


About the cover


Senior Lawyers Conference

The Golden Rule
by George W. Shanks

Ken McFarlane Smith: A Remembrance
by Manuel A. Capsalis, Virginia State Bar President-elect

Jacob L. Morewitz, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Steamship Quanza
by Frank Overton Brown Jr.

Meeting the Midcareer Challenge Head-On
by Jack W. Burtch Jr.

UR’s National Center for Family Law Brings Focus for Lawyers, Judges, Scholars, and Clients
by Rob Walker


President’s Message

Executive Director’s Message

Commentary/Lawyer Malpractice Insurance

Lawyer Malpractice Insurance Debate

Conference of Local Bar Associations

Young Lawyers Conference

Consultus Electronica

Virginia Association of Law Libraries


Letters to the Editor

Bar News
  • Highlights of the Virginia State Bar Council Meeting
  • University of Richmond Professor Named Professionalism Award Winner by Virginia State Bar
  • Memorial to Honor Hill, Robinson, and Other Civil Rights Pioneers
  • Lawyers Helping Lawyers
  • In Memoriam
  • Electronic Filing Now an Option in the Fourth Circuit
  • Local and Specialty Bar Association Elections
  • Family Law Attorney Edward D. Barnes Recognized for Lifetime Achievement
  • Benchmarks

Access to Legal Services
  • Lawyer Who Brought Legal Services to Cancer Patients Will Receive Award for Pro Bono Work
  • Student Pro Bono Award Goes to George Mason University Law Student
  • Fairfax Bar Recognizes Pro Bono Contributors

70th Annual Meeting Schedule


About the Cover

The cover photo of the Steamship Quanza was taken two days after it arrived in Norfolk on September 11, 1940, still carrying eighty-six refugees — most of them Jewish — from war-torn Europe. It would be midnight on September 14 before they were allowed to enter America. Frank O. Brown Jr.’s article on the Norfolk attorney who helped the refugees begins on page 29. Photo credit: The Mariners’ Museum, Newport News, VA