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December 15, 2016

Supreme Court of Virginia Acts on Rules, Judicial Canons, Ethics Opinion

On December 15, 2017, the Supreme Court of Virginia took the following actions:

  • Amended Paragraph 13-24 regarding Procedures for Disciplining, Suspending, and Disbarring Attorneys. Effective March 1, 2017.
  • Amended portions of Rule 3B:2 and Rule 3C:2 regarding Uniform Fine Schedule. Effective immediately.
  • Amended Section IV, Paragraph 13.1 of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia regarding Suspension for Failure to Complete the Professionalism Course. Effective March 1, 2017.
  • Amended Rule 5:6 regarding Forms of Briefs and Other Papers. Effective immediately.
  • Amended the Canons of Judicial Conduct, Section III Title, comments on Canons 2, 4, and 6. Effective immediately.
  • Amended and adopted Legal Ethics Opinion 1886 regarding the duty of partners and supervisory lawyers in a law firm when another lawyer in the firm suffers from significant impairment. Effective immediately.
Updated: Dec 15, 2016