News and Information
November 04, 2008

Virginia State Bar E-News- November 3, 2008

Highlights of October Council Meeting Online — At its October 17 meeting, Virginia State Bar Council endorsed an opt-out Member Directory, raised assessments against sanctioned attorneys, and rejected a mandatory malpractice insurance proposal.
Council to Consider CRESPA, Rules of Court Changes — Proposed changes to the VSB regulations under the Virginia Consumer Real Estate Protection Act  and Part 6, Section IV, Paragraph 19 of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia  will be reviewed by the VSB Council on February 28, 2009. Comments are due February 6.

Ethics, Advertising Committees Seek Input — The Standing Committee on Legal Ethics is seeking comments on proposed LEO 1844, Ethical Duty of Guardian Ad Litem to Investigate and Report Allegations of Child Abuse and Neglect, and proposed LEO 1846, Is it Ethical for a Lawyer to Become a Member of a Lead-Sharing Organization? The Standing Committee on Lawyer Advertising and Solicitation is seeking comments on a proposed new section to LEO 1750, Advertising Issues, and a proposed amendment to Rule 7.4(d) regarding advertising specialty certifications. Comments are due December 17.

Learn About Fastcase for Free — An overview of VSB member benefit Fastcase, an online research tool, is available during two upcoming webinars on November 18 and December 15. (one hour of continuing legal education)  

Volunteers Sought to Help Support Rule of Law in Afghanistan — The newly formed Afghan Bar Association is looking for Virginia attorneys to provide insight and advice to the independent legal organization.

Updated: Nov 04, 2008