Virginia Lawyer Magazine - December 2011

Volume 60/Number 5

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Health Law Section

Health Law Changes To Impact the Practice of Every Virginia Lawyer
by John B. Mumford Jr., VSB Health Law Section Chair

Legal and Ethical Challenges in Mental Health Law: A Primer for Virginia Lawyers
by Molly A. Huffman

The Impact of Melendez-Diaz on Health Care Providers — Testimony or Treatment?
by Elizabeth Griffin Robertson and S. Virginia Bondurant

The State of Health Reform in Virginia
by R. Brent Rawlings

2011 General Assembly Amendments to Va. Code § 8.01-581.17: Quality Assurance and Peer Review Protection
by W. Scott Johnson

Virginia Offers Advance Health Care Directive Registry



VSB News
Highlights of the October 21, 2011, Virginia State Bar Council Meeting
Professional Guidelines Available to Print from Website
Bench-Bar Dinner Honors Justices and Judges
Oliver Hill Play to Premier in February
High School Students Can Earn Some Money While Making Their Case

Former VSB President Irving M. Blank Named Leader of the Year
Italian American Group Honors Trigiani
Library Association Receives National Award
Writing Competition Winner Honored
In Memoriam
“Spare the Child” Earns Video Honor

Et Al
Two More Potential Oops to Watch For on Appeal
Conference Goes Big on Diversity


President’s Message
Executive Director’s Message
Conference of Local Bar Associations
Young Lawyers Conference
Law Libraries
Consultus Electronica
Bench-Bar Relations
Risk Management


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Professional Notices

Access to Legal Services

  • Poverty Lawyer Chips Away at Health Care Access Issues
  • Jamie Barber Named Greater Richmond Bar Foundation Pro Bono Clearinghouse Volunteer of the Year
  • Harrisonburg Attorneys Honored for Pro Bono Work

About the Cover

The photograph of a snowy egret was taken by Richmond photographer David R. Holton of Richmond and first appeared on the cover of Virginia Lawyer in October 2005. It was taken at the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. We republish it in memory of Mr. Holton who died in Richmond on November 26, 2011.