APRIL IS PROFESSIONALISM MONTH

APRIL IS PROFESSIONALISM MONTH

All members of the Virginia bar are aware of their duties to the profession. And, in my experience, they perform them admirably! In mediation, the context changes and calls for some subtle adjustments. Before the mediation begins, the attorney and client need to think...
Are Courts Accessible?

Are Courts Accessible?

Do we have a great court system in America? Yes. Could we make it better? Yes. Society changes; it is challenging for institutions to meet changes while preserving their strength.  Tradition and dignity are strengths of the court system. Stuffiness and impracticality...

Divorce- An Adjustment of Heart and Mind

Being with couples in a divorce mediation has been a rich experience for me. As a Judge, I saw so little of the people themselves. Only the admissible evidence and the legal arguments came before me in the formality of the courtroom.  In a mediation, I see two people...
Do Lawyers Love Jazz?

Do Lawyers Love Jazz?

Some do; some don’t.  But lawyers volunteer all the time, providing pro bono legal services, staffing walk-in clinics, and serving on nonprofit Boards of Directors. When February rolls around each year, lawyers support Jazz 4 Justice. Our local Jazz 4 Justice concert...
Time is running out…

Time is running out…

Do you remember Y2K? Predictions of doom for the crossover from 1999 to 2000, all because of numerals built into electronic code. As the year drew to a close, the urgency factor went up.  Divorce lawyers, divorcing spouses, and courts may now be facing Y2018, and a...
Meet Becky!

Meet Becky!

JS welcomes Becky Anthony, our new Administrator. She will be answering all your calls and emails, and looking forward to meeting clients. With a BA in Art History (VCU), Becky worked at the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk before settling in Richmond with her...