News and Information
December 01, 2014

Virginia State Bar E-News, December 2014

Voting for president-elect of the Virginia State Bar will continue until midnight on December 1. Active members should have received instructions from noreply@directvote.net with the subject “Virginia State Bar 2014 President-elect election login information.”

The Standing Committee on Legal Ethics is seeking public comment on revised proposed amendments to Rules 1.1 (Competence) and 1.6 (Confidentiality) of the Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct.

The Standing Committee on Legal Ethics is seeking public comment on proposed advisory Legal Ethics Opinion 1879Application of Rules 3.1 and 3.8 to Administrative Prosecutor in a Non-Criminal Case.

The Ethics Committee also is seeking public comment on proposed advisory Legal Ethics Opinion 1876Ethical Obligations of a Prosecutor who Plea Bargains with an Unrepresented Defendant whom the Prosecutor Knows is a Noncitizen Subject to Deportation Under Immigration Law Upon Conviction of the Offense Which is the Subject of the Plea Offer.

Effective October 31, 2014, the Supreme Court of Virginia has amended Rule 1A:1Admission to Practice in This Commonwealth Without Examination.

Effective October 31, 2014, the Court has added Rule 9:1Judicial Performance Evaluation Program, Purpose and Operation; and Rule 9:2, Confidentiality.

MCLE Reporting Deadline is December 15 – Check your online record for accuracy and certify online or mail your Form 1, End of Year Report to be received no later than 4:45 p.m., December 15.

The 45th Annual Criminal Law Seminar, sponsored by the VSB Criminal Law Section and Virginia CLE, is scheduled for February 6, 2015, inCharlottesville and February 13, 2015, in Williamsburg. Early registration deadline is January 23.

The Standing Committee on Lawyer Discipline calls for nominations for district committee vacancies to be filled by the VSB Council in June.

Save the date for the YLC Celebration of Women and Minorities in the Legal Profession Bench Bar Dinner  on Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at the Jepson Alumni Center at the University of Richmond.

The VSB is seeking nominations for the following awards:

Updated: Dec 01, 2014