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August 01, 2014

Virginia State Bar E-News, August 2014

The VSB Executive Committee is seeking comments on a proposal to add e-mail and phone numbers to members’ address of record. Comments are due by August 15 to the VSB offices or publiccomment@vsb.org.

The Bylaw Amendment Committee is seeking comments on a proposed amendment to the council election procedures. Comments are due by August 15 to the VSB offices or publiccomment@vsb.org.

The Committee on Lawyer Discipline is seeking public comments on a proposal concerning insurance coverage requirements. The committee also is seeking public comments on disclosure of information rule. Comments are due by August 15.

Virginia State Bar’s Standing Committee on Legal Ethics is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Rules 1.1 (Competence) and 1.6 (Confidentiality) of the Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct. Comments are due by September 2 to the VSB offices, or publiccomment@vsb.org.

The Standing Committee on Legal Ethics also issued LEO 1874: “Limited Scope Representation—Reviewing Pleadings for Pro Se Litigants— Substantial Assistance and “‘Ghostwriting’” as final.

VSB member volunteers are needed to serve as council members at large, and on the Disciplinary and Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Boards. Nominations are being sought by September 5.

Please make a voluntary contribution to Legal Services Corporation of Virginia. Take a moment to read the appeal and consider a donation.

The Access to Legal Services Committee of the Virginia State Bar is seeking nominations for the Lewis F. Powell Jr. Pro Bono Award.

Save the date: the Special Committee on Access to Legal Services will hold its annual Pro Bono Conference and Celebration on October 22 in Portsmouth. Details to come.

 

Updated: Aug 01, 2014