November 01, 2012
Virginia State Bar E-News, November 2012
Ballots will mail November 2 for the contested Virginia State Bar president-elect election between Raymond B. Benzinger and Kevin E. Martingayle. Ballots must be returned by mail or hand delivered to the VSB office by December 1, 2012.
Highlights of the Virginia State Bar Council meeting on October 19 – There were reports on budget and personnel matters, as well as action taken on a bylaw revision, and approval of Payee Notification.
The Supreme Court of Virginia to review proposed amendments to Rules 1A:1 and 1A:3. Comments due to the Court by December 1, 2012.
The VSB Diversity Conference requests comments for ex-officio representation on the Executive Committee. Comments due January 15, 2013.
The VSB’s Indigent Defense Task Force is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Rule 3A:11. Comments due January 15, 2013.
The Clients’ Protection Fund Board proposes that the Rules of Procedure of the Clients’ Protection Fund be amended. Comments due January 15, 2013.
On September 5, 2012, the Committee on Lawyer Discipline approved the proposed amendments to Part 6, Section IV, Paragraph 13-13. Council will consider the changes at its meeting in February. Comments due January 15, 2013.
Legal Ethics Opinions updates:
The VSB is seeking nominations for the following awards:
- Betty A. Thompson Lifetime Achievement Award and Family Law Service Award – Family Law Section
- Lewis F. Powell Jr. Pro Bono Award and Oliver White Hill Law Student Pro Bono Award – Special Committee on Access to Legal Services
- Rakes Leadership in Education Award – Education of Lawyers Section
This email is compiled by the Virginia State Bar solely as a member service.Updated: Nov 05, 2012