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November 04, 2009

Virginia State Bar E-News November 4, 2009



Supreme Court Adopts Rule Changes– On November 2, 2009, the Supreme Court of Virginia announced several rule changes, effective January 4, 2010, and one rejected rule change.


MCLE Reporting Deadline is December 15, 2009 – The MCLE Form 1, End of Year Report, will be mailed by November 9th.  You may certify attendance online or by mail. See Form 1 instructions.


Judge rules FTC Red Flag Rule over-reaches – A federal judge ruled 10/30/09 the Federal Trade Commission cannot force practicing lawyers to comply with new regulations aimed at curbing identity theft.  Rule became effective on 11/1/2009.


VSB Council Highlights, October 16 – The Virginia State Bar Council approves Payee Notification.  VSB won’t pursue UPL felony legislation this year.


Legal Ethics pending public comment – The Standing Committee on Legal Ethics is seeking comments on  LEO 1852 (Employment Limitations for Suspended/Revoked Lawyers) and LEO 1853 (Sexual Relationship with a Client). Comments due by November 30.


Proposed amendment to Rule 1.15 – The Standing Committee on Legal Ethics is proposing amendments to Rule 1.15 (Safekeeping Property) that eliminate redundancy in the rule and clarify the rule’s record keeping requirements. Comments due by November 30.


Proposed MCLE regulation changes – The MCLE Board is proposing a minimum number of hours that must be obtained through live programming.  Comments due by December 30.


Comment invited on proposed Court rules – The Judicial Council of Virginia’s Advisory Committee on the Rules of Court is soliciting public comment on a Revised Draft Rule for Confidentiality of Juror Information and other proposed rules, including addressing e-filing issues. Deadline April 15, 2010.


Family Law Section’s awards – The VSB Family Law Section has opened its call for nominations for the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Family Law Service Award. Nominations due by January 31, 2010.

 

Updated: Nov 04, 2009