Virginia Lawyer Magazine - June/July 2013

Volume 62/Number 1

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Senior Lawyers Conference

Everyone Wants to be a Senior
by F. Warren Haynie Jr.

A Tree Story
by Bruce Edwin Robinson

The “Senior Law Day Program”: A Win-Win-Win Program
by William T. Wilson

Difficult Clients Sharpen Our Game
by Jack W. Burtch Jr.

Three Generations
by Frank Overton Brown Jr.

2013–14 VSB President

Her Father’s Faith and Support Leads Nelson to the VSB Presidency

Access to Legal Services

Pro Bono Awards
Legal Aid Attorney of the Year Labors in a Region of Lost Industry


VSB News

  • Highlights of the June 13, 2013, Virginia State Bar Council Meeting
  • NOTICE: Check Your MCLE Hours Online Now
  • Kevin E. Martingayle is President-elect of the Virginia State Bar
  • VSB Dues Can Be Paid Online
  • Abingdon Conference Draws 265 Judges and Lawyers
  • Justice Cleo E. Powell Opens the Ninth Annual Indigent Criminal Defense Seminar
  • Lexington Student Wins Annual Law in Society Essay Contest


  • VSB Honors Attorneys
  • CLBA Honors Bar Associations
  • Local and Specialty Bar Elections
  • In Memoriam

Et Al.

  • William & Mary’s Hi-Tech Courtroom Widens Its Aim to Include Legislative Hearings
  • Fastcase Now Flags Reversed or Overruled Cases


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


Forum: Collaboration Necessary for Successful Investigation and Prosecution of Unauthorized Practice of Law
CLE Calendar
Professional Notices
Classified Ads
VSB 75th Annual Meeting Highlights

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The Nelson/Simek “small army” gathered on April 7, 2013, at the Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna. Pictured left to right are Jamie Simek, Kelly and Jeff Ameen, Kim and Chris Haught (with baby Lilly), Sharon Nelson, John Simek, Sara and Rob Singmaster (with 2-year-old Samantha), JJ and Sarah Simek (with baby Evan). Family members not pictured are Jason and Natalia Simek, their newborn baby Cash, and 8-year-old son Jordan. (Photo by Ryan Zook)