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November 01, 2007

Virginia State Bar E-News November 1, 2007

 
NOMINATIONS FOR CARRICO AWARD DUE DECEMBER 3 — Nominate someone who has made a unique contribution to Virginia’s criminal justice system for the Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Award.

VSB COUNCIL DISCUSSES MALPRACTICE INSURANCE AND DISBURSEMENT OF SETTLEMENT CHECKS PROPOSAL — Highlights from the October 19 VSB Council Meeting are available online.

MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD — Several amendments to the Rules of Professional Conduct are currently open for public comment. The proposal for changes to rules 1.9 and 1.11 is here http://www.vsb.org/site/news/item/council-to-review-proposed-amendments-to-rules-19-and-111-of-the-rules-of-p/, the proposal for Rule 1A:7 is here http://www.vsb.org/site/news/item/council-to-review-proposed-foreign-legal-consultant-rule-1a7/, and the proposal for rules 5.5 and 8.5 is here http://www.vsb.org/site/news/item/council-to-review-proposed-amendments-to-rules-55-and-85-of-the-rules-of-pr.

LEO 1840 ADOPTED — Legal Ethics Opinion 1840, Can a Lawyer Representing a Settlement Company Facilitate That Company’s Practice of Re-Deeding Property Through a Relocation Intermediary Without Proper Recordation, has been adopted by the VSB Standing Committee on Legal Ethics.

JOIN IN THE NATIONAL ADOPTION DAY CELEBRATION — Events are being held throughout Virginia on November 17 to raise awareness of the children in foster care waiting to find permanent families.

Updated: Nov 01, 2007