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April 02, 2008

Virginia State Bar E-News - April 2, 2008


RESOURCE UPGRADE FOR BAR LEADERS — From media management to judicial selections and public protection, new and experienced leaders alike will find everything they need to customize leadership resources at the Bar Leaders Institute.

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE 70TH ANNUAL MEETING — Plan now to attend the Virginia State Bar 70th Annual Meeting June 19-22 in Virginia Beach. Highlights are online now, and registration starts soon.

BACIGAL, BARNES HONORED FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO LEGAL PROFESSION — University of Richmond Professor Ronald J. Bacigal has received the 2008 Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Award from the VSB’s Criminal Law Section, and Chesterfield attorney Edward D. Barnes has been named the 2008 recipient of the Family Law Section’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

CONFERENCE TO FEATURE DEBATE ON PREDATORY LENDING — A point/counterpoint discussion on predatory lending and the housing crisis will cap the 2008 Pro Bono & Access to Justice Conference scheduled for May 22-23 at Washington and Lee University School of Law in Lexington. Registration information is available online.

MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD — Comments are currently being sought on proposed Legal Ethics Opinion 1843 concerning patent lawyers and a proposed change to Rule 2.11 deleting reference to a rule that no longer exists and clarifying reference to another rule. Comments on both proposals are due by April 14, 2008.

Updated: Apr 02, 2008