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April 02, 2012

Virginia State Bar E-News, April 2012

The Legal Ethics Committee is seeking comments to proposed amendments to LEO 1862 regarding timely disclosure of exculpatory evidence by a prosecutor. Comments are due by May 4, 2012.

The Committee on Lawyer Discipline is seeking comments to proposed amendments to Professional Guidelines Paragraph 13-1 regarding the definition of “bar counsel” and to Paragraph 13-26 regarding appeals from Disciplinary Board determinations. Comments are due by May 31, 2012.

The Appellate Committee of the Virginia State Bar Litigation Section together with the Virginia Bar Association presents a CLE on effective use of amicus briefs and related topics on April 25 in Richmond.

Nominations are sought for VSB board and committee vacancies to be filled by council in June, with terms beginning July 1, 2012.

Save the date for the Solo & Small-Firm Practitioner Forum on April 27, at Mountain Empire Community College, Big Stone Gap.

The Resolution of Fee Disputes Committee presents a free CLE on financial and business arrangements with clients and other financial matters on May 16, 2012, at the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond.

Italophiles, register by April 15 for the 2012 Midyear Legal Seminar in Rome, Italy. The official seminar will be November 7-14, 2012, and there now is an optional pre-seminar tour to Sorrento available, November 3-8.

Online registration will be available soon for the 74th Annual Meeting, June 13-17, 2012, in Virginia Beach.

The Construction and Public Contracts Law Section invites its Richmond area members (and a non-section member guest) to attend a membership drive event featuring a free CLE and free breakfast on April 17, 2012, at the offices of Hirschler Fleisher, 2100 East Cary Street, Richmond. 

Updated: Apr 02, 2012