Virginia Lawyer Magazine - December 2012

Volume 61/Number 5

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Criminal Law Section

Criminal Law Section Continues Active, Successful Agenda
by Lisa Caruso

Gang Prosecution in Virginia: Law and Perspective
by Ann Cabell Baskervill

Avoiding Perjury (Or at Least Pretending to): The Ethical Considerations in Determining What Witnesses to Call to the Stand in a Criminal Trial
by Afshin Farashahi

State of Electrocution
by Meghan Shapiro

Five Devastating Collateral Consequences of Juvenile Delinquency Adjudications You Should Know Before You Represent a Child
by Julie Ellen McConnell

“You Can’t Claim the Future if You Don’t Release the Past”
by Thomas Haynesworth


President’s Message
Executive Director’s Message
Law Libraries
Risk Management


Access to Legal Services

Bar Associations Unite to Advocate for Legal Aid, Including Mandatory IOLTA 
by Dawn Chase

Harrisonburg Attorneys Recognized for Pro Bono Services

Law School Forum

Ideas for Law Students and Recent Graduates Entering the Real World
Virginia Lawyer asked the deans of Virginia’s law schools for their thoughts on how students and recent graduates could better prepare themselves for the tight job market.


VSB News

  • Highlights of the October 19, 2012, Virginia State Bar Council Meeting
  • Martingayle is Choice for President-elect


  • In Memoriam
  • Local and Specialty Bar Elections
  • Longest Serving Member of the VSB Honored at Eastern Shore Event
    by Claudia Turner Bagwell

Letters to the Editor
’Tis the Season to Help
Nominations Sought for 2013–14 District Committee Vacancies
Book Review: Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts
CLE Calendar
Professional Notices
Classified Ads

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