Unauthorized Practice of Law
Effective May 1, 2016, the Supreme Court of Virginia amended Part 6, § IV, ¶ 10 of the Rules for Integration of the Virginia State Bar to read as follows:
Promulgation of Legal Ethics, Unauthorized Practice of Law Opinions, and Rules of Court; Informal Staff Opinions of Ethics Counsel; and Complaints of Unauthorized Practice of Law
The amendments to Part 6, § IV, ¶ 10 of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia for Integration of the Virginia State Bar revise the process for investigating and reviewing unauthorized practice of law complaints. They eliminate the UPL Committee and provide for independent review by the clerk of the Disciplinary System.