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Corporate Counsel

A Section of the Virginia State Bar.

Virginia Corporate Counsel Quarterly - Spring 2013

newsletter of the Virginia State Bar's Corporate Counsel Section

Virginia State Bar's Corporate Counsel Section - Happy Spring!

Welcome to the first issue of the VSB Corporate Counsel section newsletter. The Board of Governors is thinking of calling it the Virginia Corporate Counsel Quarterly. For cost purposes, speed of production, and ease of consumption on your multiple screens, we are going all-electronic. We will be sending a postcard soliciting email addresses for the small number of our membership for whom we do not already have email addresses.

The VCCQ will come to your email inbox only, and it will benefit from your feedback. Please take a minute to let us know of any suggestions, to volunteer yourself (or maybe someone else) to author an article, and to let us know whether you think this informational service is meeting or missing the mark.

Four times a year we will update you on section activities, let you know about opportunities to engage, and ask for your contributions. Our planned content for each issue, subject to testing and your feedback, is

  • Content - articles of interest to inhouse counsel, including articles by our membership and Recommended Reading from outside sources
  • Calendar -- section events and VSB events of interest to our membership
  • Calls for Input - we will ask for a few minutes and a few lines of email from you, our section members, in each VCCQ, to help inform and direct the section's activities

We have some great ideas in the hopper, and would love to hear yours.

Thank you, and Happy Spring
Your CC§ Board of Governors

Recommended Reading:

More In-House Lawyers Question the Billable Hour, by Veta T. Richardson, President and CEO of the Association of Corporate Counsel, via

A Duty of Care for Computer Security and Information Privacy, by Craig J. Blakeley and Jeffrey H. Matsuura, Alliance Law Group LLC, via Thomson Reuters' Corporate Counsel Connect.

Virginia State Bar celebrates 75 years
VSB Annual Meeting June 13-16, Virginia Beach 

June 14, Corporate Counsel annual section meeting and CLE with Tom Spahn of McGuire Woods (we expect this program to be approved for 1.5 hours of ethics credit)

Calls for Input: Please take a second to help your Corporate Counsel section with:

- Nominations for CC§ Board of Governors, to Nominating Committee Members -
Sandi McNinch, Chris Gatewood,

- Topics for newsletter articles, contributing authors, and notable articles from elsewhere that you would recommend to other CC§ members, to VCCQ HQ at