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October 02, 2007

Virginia State Bar E-News October 1, 2007


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS GOULD FOR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR POSITION — Richmond attorney and 2006-07 Virginia State Bar President Karen A. Gould has been recommended as the next executive director of the Virginia State Bar. Pending approval by VSB Council later this month, she will replace Thomas A. Edmonds, who will retire at the end of this year. Gould also served the VSB on Council from 2000-05 as well as the Budget and Finance Committee and the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education and Disciplinary boards.

MALPRACTICE INSURANCE TO BE DISCUSSED — At its October 19 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.

ONLY ONE MONTH LEFT TO COMPLETE MCLE — Attorneys must complete twelve continuing legal education hours, including two hours in ethics/professionalism, by October 31 to avoid the newly increased non-compliance fee. To check your current MCLE Report online, go to the Member’s Area Login and log in or register.

RESERVATIONS FOR BENCH-BAR DINNER DUE TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2 — The VSB Young Lawyers Conference invites you to the 11th Annual Celebration of Women and Minorities in the Legal Profession Bench-Bar Reception and Dinner on Tuesday, October 16, 2007, at the Bull and Bear Club in Richmond.

LAWYERS URGED TO REQUEST FEE-CAP WAIVERS — Court-appointed attorneys should familiarize themselves with and apply for fee-cap waivers.

RESULTS OF SPECIAL COUNCIL ELECTIONS ANNOUNCED — Bruce T. Clark and Paul W. Hammack Jr. have been elected to fill unexpired terms in the Sixteenth and Nineteenth Judicial Circuits respectively.

Updated: Oct 02, 2007