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October 02, 2017

Virginia State Bar E-News, October 2017

The Virginia State Bar’s Standing Committee on Legal Ethics is seeking public comment on proposed advisory Legal Ethics Opinion 1888: Prosecutor’s duty to disclose evidence that tends to negate the guilt of the accused; and on proposed revisions to LEO 1750: Advertising Issues. Comment deadline: November 3, 2017.

The Virginia State Bar Clients’ Protection Fund Board is seeking comments on proposed changes to the sunset provision of Va. Code Section 54.1-3913.1, Clients’ Protection Fund.  Specifically, the proposal is to extend the sunset provision from July 1, 2020, to July 1, 2023.  The CPF Board intends to seek approval from Council and the Supreme Court of Virginia to ask the General Assembly of Virginia to adopt this proposed change at its 2018 session. Comment deadline is October 15.

The VSB Disciplinary Board is seeking comment on Anne Marston Lynch Wilber’s Reinstatement Petition. Comment deadline is November 27, 2017.

Registration is open for the YLC Professional Development Conference CLE “Foundations for Your Future” on October 20 in Roanoke.

Registration is open for the Solo & Small Firm Practitioner Forum, October 13 at the Mountain Empire Community College in Big Stone Gap.

Registration is open for the 29th Annual Intellectual Property Seminar 2017, October 13 and 14, at the Omni Charlottesville Hotel.

Membership dues must be received by October 10 to avoid suspension. Members may pay at the member’s portal.

Now is the time to check your online record and plan your MCLE compliance. Apply now for any non-approved course that you have attended. The MCLE compliance deadline is October 31.

Registration is open for the Special Committee on Access to Legal Services annual Pro Bono Conference and Celebration on October 18, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Charlottesville.

The Virginia State Bar Access to Legal Services Committee has awarded McGuireWoods LLP the 2017 Frankie Muse Freeman Organizational Pro Bono Award, which is named for the famed civil rights leader who is the first woman appointed to the US Commission on Civil Rights.

The 2017 Lewis F. Powell Jr. Pro Bono Award has been awarded to Ofelia Calderón, a founding partner inCalderón Seguin PLC in Fairfax.

Save the date for the 48th Annual Criminal Law Seminar, sponsored by the VSB Criminal Law Section and Virginia CLE, February 2 in Charlottesville and February 9 in Williamsburg.

The Virginia Bar Association staff moved into its new office Sept. 25. The office, adjacent to the VBA’s new bar member center, is in the Bank of America Center in downtown Richmond. The VBA mailing address is: 1111 E. Main St., Suite 905, Richmond, VA  23219. The member center, called VBA on Main, with client and VBA meeting rooms, study carrels, comfortable seating, and amped-up technology, will open Nov. 1.

Updated: Oct 02, 2017