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December 04, 2012

Virginia State Bar E-News, December 2012

Kevin E. Martingayle has been elected president-elect of the Virginia State Bar. He will assume the post at the annual meeting in June 2013.

The Standing Committee on Lawyer Discipline is making its annual call for nominations for district committee vacancies to be filled by Council in June 2013. Please review qualifications for eligibility.

The Supreme Court of Virginia vacated amendments to Rules 7.1-7.5 that would have gone into effect December 1.

As merchants and businesses, lawyers are now subject to the new IRS credit card transaction reporting requirements – Section 6050W.

Legal Ethics Opinions:

  • LEO 1313, concerning Attorney-Client Relationship – Conflict of Interests, and LEO 1339, concerning Attorney-Client Relationship – Power of Attorney, have been withdrawn.

The Supreme Court of Virginia is requesting that attorneys who file civil actions in circuit courts complete a new Cover Sheet for Filing Civil Actions. The form was modified at the behest of the 2012 Virginia General Assembly

.The First Day in Practice Seminar, originally scheduled for October 29 and postponed due to inclement weather, has been rescheduled for March 1, 2013, in Richmond.

Continuing Legal Education:

  • The forty-third annual Criminal Law Seminar, sponsored by the VSB Criminal Law Section and Virginia CLE®, is scheduled for February 1 in Charlottesville, and February 8 in Williamsburg. Seminar sessions include "Effective Sentencing Presentations" and "iPAD for Trial.” Online registration is now open.

Employers will be able to interview first- and second-year students for summer 2013 positions, and May 2013 graduates for entry-level attorney positions. Employer registration deadline for the eleventh annual Government and Public Interest Interview Program is January 8, 2013.

Consider making a tax-deductible donation to the Virginia Law Foundation or another charitable organization with a law-related focus before the end of the year. Look for a VLF donation envelope, and suggestions of other service providers, in the December issue of Virginia Lawyer.

The twenty-first annual Law in Society essay competition asks high school students to address online teacher intimidation and write a law with supporting arguments. The deadline is February 13, 2013.

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Updated: Dec 04, 2012