News and Information
September 01, 2009

Virginia State Bar E-News September 2009

MCLE Deadline approaching – Attorneys must complete 12 continuing legal education hours, including 2 hours in ethics/professionalism by October 31 to avoid paying a $100 non-compliance fee. In the interest of cost savings, the MCLE department discontinued the June mailing of the MCLE interim report. Go to the Member’s Area Login to check your current MCLE or certify course attendance.


Proposed change to Paragraph 10 – At its October 16 meeting, Council is expected to consider proposed amendments to Part Six, Section IV, Paragraph 10 of Rules of Supreme Court of Virginia. Comments may be made to the Virginia State Bar office no later than September 24.


Virginia State Crime Commission DNA Notification Project – In 2009, the General Assembly passed a bill authorizing the use of pro bono attorneys to assist the Forensic Science Board and the Virginia State Crime Commission in the notification of all individuals whose case files contain evidence possibly suitable for DNA testing. In order to be qualified to assist in this endeavor, all participating attorneys must be trained in the notification procedures. Attorney training program dates have been set, and qualify for 2.0 hours of CLE credit.


Professional Development Conference Take your practice to the next level on September 25 in Richmond with the Professional Development Conference, sponsored by the Young Lawyers Conference. Registration open to all Virginia lawyers. 6.0 CLE credits (1.0 ethics) pending.


First Day in Practice Seminar, November 5 – Learn the basics from the best. Experienced judges and lawyers will provide attendees with practice tips and real-life essentials. Sponsored by the General Practice Section and the YLC. 6.0 CLE credits pending (2 ethics). Space is limited – register now.

 

Updated: Sep 01, 2009