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June 01, 2016

Virginia State Bar E-News, June 2016

Check your mail – Dues statements will be mailed June 16. Annual dues must be received at the Virginia State Bar by July 31, or delinquency fees will be assessed. Active members must pay the Clients' Protection Fund assessment and provide a completed and signed Mandatory Certification Regarding Professional Liability Insurance, also by July 31. Separate fines will be assessed for unpaid dues, unpaid CPF fees, and incomplete liability insurance certifications. Beginning June 17, you may renew your membership, certify your liability insurance coverage, join VSB sections, and pay your dues online by going to Member Login on the VSB home page.  Corporate counsel registrants may also use this feature.

The Ethics Committee has approved Legal Ethics Opinion 1884, which will be submitted to the VSB Council for consideration at the June 16 meeting in Virginia Beach. The LEO concerns conflicts arising from a lawyer-legislator’s employment with a consulting firm owned by a law firm.

The Ethics Committee has approved proposed changes to Rules of Professional Conduct 1.6 and 3.3, which will also be submitted to VSB Council for consideration at the June 16 meeting.  The proposed amendments clarify the scope of the lawyer’s duty to reveal and remedy perjury by the client.

Virginia State Bar President Edward L. Weiner has appointed a committee to seek suggestions for increasing member participation in electing the Bar president-elect.

Online pre-registration for the 78th Annual Meeting will be accepted until 5 p.m. Monday, June 13, or register on-site in Virginia Beach. Michael W. Robinson will be sworn in as the 78th VSB president on Friday, June 17.

Congratulations to the newly elected, reelected, and Court-appointed members of the Virginia State Bar Council.

VSB awards:

Registration is open for the Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys 2016 Annual Meeting on June 13 in Charlottesville.

Lawyers can sign up for the VSB’s new pro bono website, Virginia.FreeLegalAnswers.org, sponsored by the ABA. Lawyers sign up to provide online answers to legal questions posted by low-income Virginians.

Updated: Jun 02, 2016