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July 01, 2013

Virginia State Bar E-News, July 2013

The VSB’s Council is seeking public comment on a proposal to increase the size of the Executive Committee from 13 to 16 members. Comments are due by September 13.

The VSB’s Multijurisdictional Practice Task Force is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Comments 5 and 13 to Rule 5.5 of the Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct. Comments are due by July 31.

The Virginia State Bar Council met on June 13, 2013, in Virginia Beach, during the Annual Meeting. Fairfax attorney Sharon D. Nelson was sworn in as the 75th VSB president on June 14, and Kevin E. Martingayle assumed the post of president-elect.

Dues statements were mailed on June 14. The annual dues must be received at the Virginia State Bar by July 31, or delinquency fees will be assessed. Pay online through the member login.

Enclosed in your dues statement is a request for voluntary contributions to Legal Services Corporation of Virginia. Please take a moment to read the appeal and consider a donation. If your firm takes care of your dues payment for you, please ask the person responsible for opening and handling your dues form mailing to forward the legal aid donation letter to you personally.

VSB member volunteers are needed to serve as council members at large, and on the Disciplinary and Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Boards. Nominations are being sought by September 6.

The Conference of Local Bars Associations honored bar associations at the VSB Annual Meeting for outstanding projects that serve the bench, bar, and people of Virginia.

Check your MCLE hours online. The MCLE compliance deadline is October 31.

Updated: Jun 27, 2013