Virginia Lawyer Magazine - December 2009

Volume 58/No5


About the cover


General Practice Section

The Fifth Amendment Privilege Against Self-Incrimination in Civil Cases
by David L. Arnold and Afshin Farashahi

Debt Collection: Serving and Supporting the U.S. Economy
by David B. Ashe

Identity Theft and the Fair Credit Reporting Act: A Primer for Attorneys
by Kellam T. Parks

Sharon’s Story: The Advantages of a General Practitioner
by Robert L. Flax

You Think You Know Statutes of Limitations?
by Erin W. Hapgood

Ad-dress-ing Counsel: Roanoke City Circuit Judge Describes Sartorial Standard
by Clifford R. Weckstein


VSB News
  • Highlights of the Virginia State Bar Council Meeting
  • Professional Guidelines To Be Published Online in Searchable Format
  • MCLE Board Tentatively Approves Live Programming Requirement
  • Huddleston’s Virginia Is for Good Lawyers Project in National Spotlight
  • Capsalis Wins Arlington’s Winston Award

  • In Memoriam
  • Pat Sliger Retires after 23 Years with VSB

Et Al.

  • New Policy Set for Court Vouchers and Payment Requests
  • 2010 High School Essay Contest Questions School Control Over Students’ Online Communications




President’s Message
Executive Director’s Message
Conference of Local Bar Associations
Young Lawyers Conference
Senior Lawyers Conference
Law Office Management
Law Libraries
Consultus Electronica


Crossword Puzzle

Access to Legal Services
  • Virginia Law Schools Offer Clinical Placement Programs
  • A New Role for Law Schools and the Bar

About the Cover

The cover photo, by William H. Dickinson, was shot in 2009 near Short Pump, after a late winter storm dumped up to ten inches of snow on
central Virginia. Dickinson, an amateur astronomer and photography enthusiast, is information technology director for the Virginia State Bar.