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November 25, 2014

Comments Sought on Proposed Legal Ethics Opinions 1876 and 1879

The Virginia State Bar’s Standing Committee on Legal Ethics is seeking public comment on proposed advisory Legal Ethics Opinion 1879, Application of Rules 3.1 and 3.8 to Administrative Prosecutor in a Non-Criminal Case.

The Ethics Committee also is seeking public comment on proposed advisory Legal Ethics Opinion 1876, Ethical Obligations of a Prosecutor who Plea Bargains with an Unrepresented Defendant whom the Prosecutor Knows is a Noncitizen Subject to Deportation Under Immigration Law Upon Conviction of the Offense Which is the Subject of the Plea Offer.

The deadline for comments on both proposals is January 5, 2015.

Updated: Nov 25, 2014