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August 01, 2008

Virginia State Bar E-News - August 1, 2008


Are Trust Accounts Fully Insured in Event of Bank Failure? — An article by James M. McCauley, Virginia State Bar ethics counsel, offers information about the security of trust accounts in federal and state chartered banks.

Mandatory Malpractice Insurance Rule Proposed — Comments on proposed rule changes requiring private practitioners to have malpractice insurance are due by September 26, 2008.

Changes Proposed to Paragraph 13 — The proposed restructuring of Paragraph 13 of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia will allow users to find disciplinary system procedural rules more quickly. Comments on the recommended changes are due October 3, 2008.

Council, Board Nominations Due September 8 — Nominations for candidates to fill upcoming vacancies on bar council and boards are currently being accepted.

Midyear Seminar Features CLE Credits — A total of nine continuing legal education credits and two ethics credits are part of the 35th Annual Midyear Legal Seminar November 14–19 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Two Ethics Opinions Issued — The full text of two opinions from the VSB Standing Committee on Legal Ethics are online: LEO 1836, Conflicts of Interest Involved When City Attorney Provides Legal Services to Multiple Constituents Within an Organization, and LEO 1841, Can a Lawyer who is a Member of the Town’s Governing Body Represent a Client Challenging the Constitutionality of an Ordinance the Lawyer Voted to Adopt?

Updated: Aug 01, 2008