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Proposed | new Rule 5.8 (pending review by the Supreme Court of Virginia)

Rule 5.8 Procedures For Notification to Clients When a Lawyer Leaves a Law Firm or When a Law Firm Dissolves

view the petition to the Court (PDF file)

The proposed rule codifies a number of the suggestions from LEOs on departing lawyers’ obligations into more concrete steps to follow.

Updated: June 19, 2014