May 01, 2013
Virginia State Bar E-News, May 2013
The Supreme Court of Virginia is considering proposed amendments to Rules 1A:1 and 1A:3 related to the admission of foreign attorneys to practice in Virginia without examination, and the procedure for revocation of certificates issued to foreign attorneys. Comments due by May 31.
The Supreme Court of Virginia has approved amendments to Rules 7.1-7.5 of the Rules of Professional Conduct. The amendments move specific examples of lawyer advertising statements or claims from the body of rules to the comment sections, and remove unnecessary and redundant language.
- W. Joseph Owen III has been named the 2013 recipient of the Tradition of Excellence Award by the VSB’s General Practice Section.
- John R. Rellick has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 Virginia Legal Aid Award by the VSB’s Access to Legal Services Committee.
- The Rule of Law Award Reception and Ceremony will be held May 8 at the Virginia Holocaust Museum in Richmond.
- Nominations are sought for the VSB’s Diversity Conference's Annual Clarence M. Dunnaville Jr. Achievement Award, to be presented at the Annual Meeting on June 14. Deadline is May 15.