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Adopted | Paragraph 13-24 regarding disbarment, revocation, or suspension in another jurisdiction. Approved by the Supreme Court of Virginia. Effective March 1, 2017.

The VSB Council unanimously approved proposed amendments to Part 6 § IV, ¶ 13-24 regarding reciprocal discipline. The amendments would clarify what qualifies as another jurisdiction for reciprocal discipline purposes; clarify the disciplinary board’s authority to impose the same, equivalent, or lesser discipline as another jurisdiction; allow for leniency as appropriate; and provide the disciplinary board with discretion in enforcing the default provision. The proposed amendments approved by the Supreme Court of Virginia on December 15, 2016, are effective March 1, 2017.

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