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August 01, 2007

Virginia State Bar E-News August 1, 2007


PROPOSED LEO 1829 WITHDRAWN —The Virginia State Bar’s Standing Committee on Legal Ethics has withdrawn proposed Legal Ethics Opinion 1829, Lawyers Serving on Public Bodies.

MALPRACTICE INSURANCE TO BE DISCUSSED — At its October meeting, the VSB Council will discuss requiring members in private practice to have malpractice insurance. The report of a study by the Client Protection Subcommittee of the Special Committee on Lawyers Malpractice Insurance is available online.

SYMPOSIUM TO FOCUS ON STATE OF THE FAMILY — A variety of family law issues, including factors in custody cases and same-sex marriages, will be explored during the First National Family Law Symposium Sept. 16-18 at the University of Richmond.  

INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO FOR FEE-CAP WAIVERS NOW ON WEB — A new training video, produced by the Office of the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court of Virginia, is available to help court-appointed attorneys apply for waivers of statutory fee caps. 

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Updated: Aug 01, 2007