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September 11, 2007

Virginia State Bar E-News September 4, 2007


VSB LINKS TO DISASTER PREPAREDNESS RESOURCES — The Virginia State Bar’s Web site now features links to federal, state, nonprofit and law-related disaster preparedness information and resources.

DEADLINE APPROACHES FOR COMMENTS ON LEO 1840 — The deadline to comment on proposed 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, is Monday, September 24, 2007.

COMMENTS SOUGHT ON UPL 212 — The VSB’s Standing Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law is seeking public comments on proposed Unauthorized Practice of Law Opinion 212, Whether a Non-Lawyer Settlement Agent Can Negotiate a Debt on Behalf of a Debtor. Comments are due no later than Monday, September 24, 2007.

EDMONDS RECEIVES HIGHEST ACCOLADE FROM NABE — VSB Executive Director Thomas A. Edmonds was honored in early August by the National Association of Bar Executives as the 2007 recipient of the Bolton Award for Outstanding Bar Leadership.  

VIRGINIA LAW FOUNDATION REVIEWING GRANT GOALS  — The Virginia Law Foundation will not be accepting new grant requests for the 2008-09 budget cycle.  

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Updated: Sep 11, 2007