Professional Guidelines

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The Virginia State Bar

Professional Guidelines

Rules 3.1 - 3.9 — Advocate

  • Rule 3.1

    Meritorious Claims And Contentions

  • Rule 3.2

    Expediting Litigation

  • Rule 3.3

    Candor Toward The Tribunal

  • Rule 3.4

    Fairness To Opposing Party And Counsel

  • Rule 3.5

    Impartiality And Decorum Of The Tribunal

  • Rule 3.6

    Trial Publicity

  • Rule 3.7

    Lawyer As Witness

  • Rule 3.8

    Additional Responsibilities Of A Prosecutor

  • Rule 3.9

    Advocate in Nonadjudicative Proceedings

Updated: August 3, 2011