Virginia Lawyer Magazine - June/July 2009

Volume 58/No 1


About the cover


Family Law Section

When Drafting Contracts, Consider Family Law Consequences
by Peter W. Buchbauer

Rules to Show Cause: The Sometimes-Friend of the Family Practitioner
by David R. Clarke

Client Self-Determination in the Collaborative Process
by Kimberly P. Fauss

Ten Family Law Dos and Don’ts
by Laura A. Thornton


Additional Feature Article

New Virginia Law Tightens Advance Directives, Adds Mental Health Intentions
by Nathan A. Kottkamp, Stephen D. Rosenthal, and Susan C. Ward


VSB News

  • Highlights of the Virginia State Bar Council Meeting
  • Law in Society Award
  • Irving M. Blank of Richmond Is President-elect of Virginia State Bar
  • Hill-Tucker Dinner Draws a Crowd for Scholarships


  • Recipients of Awards at the VSB Annual Meeting
  • Martin Recognized by Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar
  • Local Bar Elections
  • In Memoriam

Et Al.



President’s Message

Executive Director’s Message

Conference of Local Bar Associations

Young Lawyers Conference

Senior Lawyers Conference

Law Office Management

Consultus Electronica

Law Libraries




CLE Calendar


2009–10 VSB President


VSB 71st Annual Meeting

Crossword Puzzle

Access to Legal Services

  • Conference Examines Tax Issues in Today’s Economy
  • Freddie L. Goode of Richmond Receives Legal Aid Award
  • Indigent Defense Seminar Draws National Speakers
  • Pro Bono, Court-Appointed Work in Brunswick, Fairfax, and Franklin Counties Recognized

About the Cover

New Virginia State Bar President Jon D. Huddleston with some of the athletes he has coached over the years. During his term, Huddleston wants to emphasize the many contributions lawyers make to their communities in ways other than law. Left to right, top row: Austin Hannon and Garrett Nekick of Loudoun United Soccer, Jack Huddleston of Tsunami Seahawks Basketball, and Louis S. Werts III of Thunderbirds Basketball; middle row: Nicholas Wright of Nighthawks Basketball, Sean Fitzpatrick of Padres Baseball, President Jon Huddleston, and Bobby Huddleston of Loudoun United Soccer; and bottom row: Collin Hughes of Lightning Parrots Soccer and Austin White of Wildfire Basketball. Jack and Bobby Huddleston are Jon Huddleston’s sons. Photo © David Galen 2009.