Virginia Lawyer Magazine - October 2012

Volume 61/Number 3

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Conclave on the Education of Lawyers

Section on the Education of Lawyers Remains Committed to Improving Legal Training
by A. Benjamin Spencer

Twenty Years of Change, But Many Issues Remain
by William R. Rakes

Special Presentations During Conclave 2012

How Are Law Schools Addressing Major Changes in the Practice of Law and in Accrediting Standards for Legal Education?
by Margaret Ivey Bacigal

How Should We Measure Preparedness for Admission to the Bar?
by Jeanne F. Franklin

How Do We Most Effectively Seek to Educate Lawyers Throughout Their Careers?
by John H. Foote

Do Judges Have a Meaningful Role in Legal Education?
by the Honorable Walter S. Felton Jr.

A Few Suggestions for Steps Forward: Writing, Training, Mentoring, and Money
by W. Taylor Reveley III

2012 Conclave Planning Committee


More coverage of the 20th Anniversary Conclave on the Education of Lawyers in
Virginia, including transcripts, meeting materials, photos, and DVD availability


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


Access to Legal Services

  • Access, Advocacy, and “The Avengers”
  • VSB Member Receives Thurgood Marshall Award at ABA Annual Meeting
  • Legal Aid Returns Millions of Dollars to Virginia’s Economy



VSB News

  • Notice to Members: MCLE Compliance Deadline Is Oct. 31
  • Anastasia K. Jones and Prescott L. Prince Join VSB


  • Local and Specialty Bar Elections
  • In Memoriam

Et al.

  • Justice Kagan Educates UR Law Students on the Ways of the Court
  • Nascent Georgian Bar Association Using VSB as Example as it Establishes Ethics Office

Letter to the Editor
President-elect Candidates Forum
CLE Calendar
Professional Notices
Classified Ads

About the Cover

The Twentieth Anniversary Conclave included the presentation of the inaugural William R. Rakes Leadership in Education Award established by the Section on the Education of Lawyers. Presenting the award to Mr. Rakes were Education Section Chair Professor A. Benjamin Spencer (center), of Washington and Lee University; W. Taylor Reveley III, Conclave 2012 chair and president of the College of William and Mary (right); and G. Michael Pace Jr., managing partner of Gentry Locke Rakes and Moore LLP, which underwrote the reception and the award that Mr. Rakes is holding.