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Unpredictable Clients (access required)

Lawyers love control. They script direct examinations. They tell clients what to wear and how to behave. They obsessively observe procedural rules — all in an effort to avoid the unexpected. It follows, then, that lawyers loathe “loose cannons.” Clients ...

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Scenes From the VSB Annual Meeting (access required)

“The weather is here, I wish you were beautiful…..” Jimmy Buffett wasn’t in attendance at the Virginia State Bar Annual Meeting in Virginia Beach June 13-15. Actually, not that many lawyers were either. Those who did show up saw thunderstorms ...

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Military Lawyers Could Practice in Courts Here (access required)

VIRGINIA BEACH-The Virginia State Bar Council has endorsed a proposal allowing non-Virginia-licensed military lawyers to represent service personnel in the commonwealth’s civilian courts. The measure, which now goes to the Supreme Court of Virginia, passed by a 36-25 vote at ...

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Starting Practice (access required)

A large law firm can be a harsh work environment. When you take a group of intelligent, ambitious, left- brained individuals, put them in charge of high-stakes work with tight deadlines, and give them highly paid but inexperienced associates, communication ...

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Glasser: A Look Back At His Year (access required)

One of the ways a caricaturist could portray the Virginia State Bar president — any president — is as a surfer, waiting for that board to tilt out from under him. That’s certainly true of Michael A. Glasser. When the ...

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Puzzling out DiMuro (access required)

Search the Virginia Lawyers Weekly archives, and Bernard J. DiMuro — soon to be president of the Virginia State Bar — pops up everywhere. Bar activities: As a member of the VSB Council for most years since 1991, he was ...

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Technology (access required)

With a dizzying array of high-tech devices on the market, many lawyers are confused about how much gadgetry they need on the road, says one nationally known technology consultant. “There are a number of essential items that I think every ...

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