42nd Annual Recent Developments in the Law 2016: News from the Courts and General Assembly Seminar Materials

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This comprehensive, stand-alone publication is direct from a June 2016 seminar held in conjunction with the Virginia State Bar annual meeting. Current case and legislative news summarized and updated!

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ETHICS UPDATE 2015: HOT TOPICS IN LEGAL ETHICS
Edward L. Davis

ETHICS POWERPOINT PRESENTATION

1. Virginia State Bar Establishes Study Committee for the Future of
Law Practice

2. Client perjury: Can a lawyer withdraw from representation if a client intends
to commit perjury without disclosing the client’s (now former client’s)
intent to the court?

3. Negative Reviews of a Lawyer on Social Media: Is there a “self-defense” exception
to Rule 1.6 that would allow a lawyer to disclose client information to challenge a
negative online review?

4. Secret Settlements: When should secret settlements not be secret?

5. Is it improper to oppose your adversary’s request to file a late answer? A look at
Environment Specialist, Incorporated, etc. v. Wells Fargo Bank Northwest, N.A. etc.
(appeal from an order sanctioning lawyer for not voluntarily agreeing to allow
defendant in default to file late answer)

6. Resolution 105—ABA Adopts Model Regulatory Objectives for Bar
Regulators

7. Avvo Legal Services—May lawyers participate without violating rules prohibiting
sharing fees with non-lawyers (Rule 5.4(a)) or paying for the recommendation or
referral of employment (Rule 7.3(b))?

HOT TOPICS IN LEGAL ETHICS 2016 POWERPOINT PRESENTATION
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN CREDITORS’ AND DEBTORS’ RIGHTS

Tyler P. Brown

    I. CODE OF VIRGINIA REVISIONS (EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2016)
    
    II. SELECTED DECISIONS ON CREDITORS’ RIGHTS
    
    III. SELECTED DECISIONS ON BANKRUPTCY LAW

COMMERCIAL LAW
Edward B. Lowry
David W. Thomas


    I. STATUTORY CHANGES
    
    II. NOTABLE CASES
    
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Stephen E. Noona

    I. INTRODUCTION
    
    II. THE FOUR BASIC FOOD GROUPS OF IP LAW
    
    III. RECENT UPDATES
    
    IV. FINAL THOUGHTS
    
    18 U.S. CODE SEC. 1836 CIVIL PROCEEDINGS

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN VIRGINIA: TAXATION LAW
Christopher M. Kozlowski

    SELECT ISSUES IN VIRGINIA TAXATION
    
    I. INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX
    
    II. CORPORATE INCOME TAX
    
    III. TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY AND MACHINERY
    AND TOOLS TAX
    
    IV. SALES AND USE TAX
    
    V. BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL AND OCCUPATINAL
    LICENSE TAX
    
    VI. REAL ESTATE TAX
    
    VII. TAX CREDIT
    
    VIII. OTHER

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE LAW: ESTATE PLANNING AND
ADMINISTRATION

John B. O’Grady

    I. INTRODUCTION
    
    II. INCOME TAXES
    
    III. ESTATE TAXES
    
    IV. GIFT TAXES
    
    V. GENERATION-SKIPPING TRANSFER TAXES

FAMILY LAW
Sharon K. Lieblich

        I. INTRODUCTION
        
        II. FROM THE LEGISLATURE
        
        III. THE COURTS

SELECTED REAL ESTATE LEGISLATION
Lucia Anna Trigiani

    SELECTED REAL ESTATE LEGISLATION
    
    BANKING AND FINANCE
    
    BUSINESS ENTITIES
    
    CHARITABLE, CIVIC AND VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATIONS
    
    CIVIL REMEDIES AND PROCEDURE
    
    COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS
    
    CONDEMNATION AND EMINENT DOMAIN
    
    CONSERVATION AND ENVIRONMENT
    
    DEEDS AND DEEDS OF TRUSTS
    
    HOUSING DEVELOPMENT
    
    INSURANCE
    
    LANDLORD AND TENANT
    
    LAND RECORDS AND COURT RECORDS
    
    MECHANICS’ AND OTHER LIENS
    
    MISCELLANEOUS
    
    PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
    
    REAL ESTATE SETTLEMENTS
    
    TAXATION
    
    TRUSTS AND ESTATES
    
    WATER, SEWER AND STORMWATER
    
    ZONING AND LAND USE
    
    CASE LAW UPATE
    
    I. VIRGINIA SUPREME COURT CASES
    
    II. VIRGINIA CIRCUIT COURT CASES
    
    III. U.S. COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
    
    IV. U.S. DISTRICT COURT CASES
    
    V. BANKRUPTCY COURT
    
    I. VIRGINIA SUPREME COURT CASES
    
    II. VIRGINIA CIRCUIT COURT CASES
    
    III. U.S. DISTRICT COURT CASES
    
    IV. BANKRUPTCY COURT
    
    V. U.S. COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
    
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE
Corinna B. Lain

    I. TRAFFIC
    
    II. CHARGES AND PLEAS
    
    II. SEARCH AND SEIZURE
    
    IV. CONFESSIONS AND SELF-INCRIMINATION
    
    V. PRETRIAL MOTIONS
    
    VI. CHARGES AND PLEAS
    
    VII. DOUBLE JEOPARDY
    
    VIII. SPEEDY TRIAL
    
    IX. RIGHT TO COUNSEL
    
    X. DISCOVERY
    
    XI. TRIAL
    
    XII. VERDICT AND SENTENCING
    
    XIII. APPEALS
    
    SUBSTANTIVE LAW
    
    I. GUNS AND DRUGS
    
    II. CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON
    
    III. PROPERTY CRIMES
    
    IV. MISCELLANEOUS
    
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN VIRGINIA CIVIL LITIGATION
George P. Sibley. III

    I. INTRODUCTION
    
    II. MOST IMPORTANT DEVELOPMENTS COVERED BY THIS
    OUTLINE
    
    III. JURISDICTION, VENUE AND SERVICE OF PROCESS
    
    IV. CAUSES OF ACTION AND DAMAGES
    
    V. PLEADING, PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE
    
    VI. AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSES
    
    VII. TRIAL PROCEEDINGS AND EVIDENCE
    
    VIII. APPELLATE PRACTICE

Authors

Edward L. Davis

Tyler P. Brown

Edward B. Lowry

David W. Thomas

Stephen E. Noona

Christopher M. Kozlowski

John B. O’Grady

Sharon K. Lieblich

Lucia Anna Trigiani

Corinna B. Lain

George P. Sibley, III

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