About the Bar

Legal Ethics

The Standing Committee on Legal Ethics was established to issue advisory opinions interpreting and applying the Rules of Professional Conduct. The nine committee members are appointed by the president of the Virginia State Bar and may serve two consecutive three-year terms. This committee meets regularly to review and consider formal requests for advisory opinions by members of the bar seeking guidance on legal ethics matters. The committee also serves as a clearing house for receiving comments on or proposals for amendments of the Rules of Professional Conduct. The committee may study a proposal to amend the Rules of Professional Conduct and make recommendations to the Executive Committee and Council regarding such a proposal. The committee’s work may include other specific assignments or requests in its area of general responsibility from the bar’s officers, the Executive Committee or Council.

2014-15 Committee

Michael Wayne Robinson, Esq.
Venable LLP
Suite 300
8010 Towers Crescent Drive
Tysons Corner, VA 22182
 2016 / 2
Aubrey Jones Rosser, Jr., Esq.
Vice Chair
812 Main Street
P.O. Box 655
Altavista, VA 24517
 2015 / 2
Elizabeth Morrell Allen, Esq.
132 South Adams Street
Petersburg, VA 23803
 2015 / 2
Dawn Elizabeth Boyce, Esq.
Bancroft, McGavin, Horvath & Judkins, P.C.
3920 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030-2514
 2016 / 1
Linda Lee Bryant, Esq.
Office of the Attorney General
900 E Main St 5th FL
Richmond, VA 23219
 2014 / 1
Jay Barry Myerson, Esq.
Suite 100
11860 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, VA 20191
 2017 / 1
Eric Michael Page, Esq.
LeClairRyan, A Professional Corporation
Riverfront Plaza East Tower 8th Floor
951 East Byrd Street
Richmond, VA 23219
 2016 / 1
Lola Rodriguez Perkins, Esq.
Hampton City Attorney's Office
22 Lincoln Street
Hampton, VA 23669
 2015 / 2
Shannon Leigh Taylor, Esq.
Commonwealth's Attorney Office for Henrico County
P. O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775
 2017 / 1
James Michael McCauley, Esq.
Virginia State Bar
1111 E Main St Ste 700
Richmond, VA 23219-3565
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Updated: Feb 11, 2015