Kathleen M. Uston is Assistant Bar Counsel with the Virginia State Bar in Alexandria, Virginia, and an adjunct professor of law at American University Washington College of Law teaching Litigation Ethics. She received her J.D. from George Mason University School of Law in 1991 where she served as President of the Student Bar Association and as a Justice on the Moot Court Board. Ms. Uston was previously in private practice doing ethical defense, GAL work, and civil litigation. While in private practice, she also served as a Commissioner in Chancery for the Circuit Court for the City of Alexandria. Ms. Uston is a past President of the VSB Young Lawyers Conference during which time she served on the VSB Council and Executive Committee. She also served as vice-chair of the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Solo and Small Firm Committee. Ms. Uston currently serves as President of the Alexandria Bar Association and as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Organization of Bar Counsel. Ms. Uston has lectured extensively on the subject of attorney ethics, and co-authored the updated edition of Lawyers and Other People’s Money with Frank Thomas, Esquire.