Virginia Lawyer Magazine - April 2009

Volume 57/No 9


About the cover


Senior Lawyers Conference

Building Bridges and Planting Apple Trees
by Frank O. Brown Jr.

Retire or Refresh: One Lawyer’s Perspective
by Jack W. Burtch Jr.

Keepers of the Flame: The Duty of Judges to Promote and Preserve Civility and Professionalism
by William H. Ledbetter Jr.

The Face of the Bar
The VSB Diversity initiative

VSB Seeks Comment on Diversity Recommendations

Planning for the Unexpected: Bar Gains Insight from Attorney with Disability
by Dawn Chase

  • VSB Provides Resources, Makes Decisions Affecting People with Disabilities
  • Adapting to Disability: Advice for Lawyers

Corporate Diversity Programs: Fostering Inclusion in the Selection of Legal Counsel
by M. Christina Floyd

Lilly Ledbetter Act Extends Time for Filing Fair Pay Claims
by Broderick Coleman Dunn

Hill-Tucker Dinner to Raise Money for Law Student Scholarships

Norfolk Program Brings Chief Justice Home



VSB News

  • Highlights of the Virginia State Bar Council Meeting

CLE Events

  • Criminal Law Seminar


  • UR Law Professor Peter N. Swisher Recognized for Achievement in Family Law
  • Local Bar Elections
  • In Memoriam




President’s Message

Executive Director’s Message

Conference of Local Bar Associations

Young Lawyers Conference

Senior Lawyers Conference

Law Libraries

Risk Management by John Brandt (Web only) 

Consultus Electronica (will run in the June/July issue) 

Disciplinary System for Magistrates (will run in the June/July issue)



Letters (includes additional letters received after press deadline)


Virginia’s New Principles of Professionalism
by Thomas E. Spahn

Medicare Enrollment Process for Persons Approaching Age 65
by Robert H. Spicknall

VSB 71st Annual Meeting Schedule
additional information and registration

Access to Legal Services

  • Richmond Civil Rights Lawyer Will Receive Award for Pro Bono Work
  • University of Richmond Law Student Wins Virginia State Bar Pro Bono Award


Benchmarks — judicial elections (Web only)

Crossword Puzzle: Is There A Lawyer in the House? (Web only)


About the Cover

The cover photograph, Rhododendron and Tall Trees, was made in 2007 by Hullihen Williams Moore in the Garden Mountain Roadless Area of the Jefferson National Forest. Moore is a former member of the Virginia State Corporation Commission. His photographs are currently on exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Pauley Center in Richmond and at Richmond International Airport.

For more information on his work and book, Shenandoah: Views of Our National Park, see and Page Bond Gallery,