Virginia Lawyer Magazine - December 2008

Volume 57/Number 5


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Environmental Law Section

Environmental Law Today
by A. Lisa Barker, Chair, Environmental Law Section

Smokestacks and Neighborhoods — Can Local Governments Participate in the Regulation and Permitting of New Air Emission Sources?
by Grady A. Palmer III

U.S. Climate Change Efforts: An International Perspective
by Tauna M. Szymanski

Testing the Boundaries of the Clean Water Act on the Virginia-Kentucky Border: The Coal Industry’s Proposed Use Attainability Analysis for Straight Creek in Lee County, Virginia
by Mary V. Cromer

Governor Kaine’s Natural Resources Agenda
by Nicole M. Rovner, Deputy Secretary of Natural Resources of Virginia



The Face of the Bar
The VSB Diversity initiative

In Search of the Lost Chord: Diversity and “Transcendent Ideals”
by Manuel A. Capsalis, VSB President

Together at the Table: Why Diversity Is Important
by Dawn Chase

Bringing the Rule of Law to Young Teens
VBA-Virginia Law Foundation Project Could Reach Every School in Virginia
by Dawn Chase

Additional articles:
  • Just the Beginning Foundation Conference
  • Diversity on the Bench Recognized
  • Afghanistan Asked, and Virginia Answered
  • New Survey Documents Struggle of Women Lawyers - Advice Offered to Firms for Recruitment, Retention




VSB News

  • Highlights of Virginia State Bar Council Meeting
  • Virginia Lawyer Referral Service Offers Chance to Market Practice, Help Community


  • Cleo E. Powell Sworn in at Appeals Court
  • Adoption Day Observed
  • Mathews Named President of the American Bar Endowment
  • Justice Lemons Honored by Inn of Court
  • In Memoriam

Et Al.

  • General Assembly Has Judicial Performance Data
  • Local Bar Elections




Executive Director’s Message

Conference of Local Bar Associations

Young Lawyers Conference

Senior Lawyers Conference

Consultus Electronica

Law Libraries

Law Office Management — Janean Johnston’s advice to solo practitioners (Web only) 





Benchmarks — upcoming judicial elections (Web only)

Access to Legal Services

Crossword Puzzle: Legal Trickery

About the Cover

This photograph of a snowy owl perched near the Hudson River in New York was taken by David R. Holton of Richmond. The owl species is an occasional visitor to Virginia.