April 01, 2014
Virginia State Bar E-News, April 2014
The VSB’s Standing Committee on Legal Ethics is seeking public comment on LEO 1874, “Limited Scope Representation--Reviewing Pleadings for Pro Se Litigants--Substantial Assistance and ‘Ghostwriting.’” Comments are due by May 2 to the VSB offices, or email@example.com.
The Standing Committee on Legal Ethics also issued LEO 1873, “Continued Use of Former Firm Name in URL after Firm Name Has Changed,” as final.
The Virginia State Bar is seeking public comment to a proposed amendment to the Bylaws of the Virginia State Bar and Council. Comments are due by May 5.
The VSB now hosts Legal Ethics Opinions and a topical index, with summaries by Tom Spahn, a partner at McGuireWoods.
Beginning April 14, the VSB address will be 1111 East Main Street, Suite 700, Richmond, VA 23219-3565. New Bar Cards, including the new address, will be sent to members in the fall. The office will be closed on April 11 for the move. VSB member login and interactive portions of the website will be down during the move.
- Registration is open for the April 23 webinar Meeting the Legal Needs of Clients Facing Serious Illness Through Pro Bono - Part 2: Relief from Creditors.
- Registration also is available for the April 25 Solo and Small Firm Practitioner Forum/Bench-Bar Conference in Abingdon.
- Online registration will be available soon for the 76th Annual Meeting, June 12-15, 2014, in Virginia Beach.
- Space is still available at the webcast locations for the Tenth Annual Indigent Criminal Defense Seminar: Advanced Skills for the Experienced Practitioner on May 2. You may register for webcasts in Weyers Cave and in Wytheville. The Richmond Convention Center location is sold out.
- The Midyear Legal Seminar, which is paid for solely by the participants and not by bar dues, is headed to Madrid November 4-11. See the VSB’s Midyear Seminar website for details.
- Elizabeth B. Lacy, Senior Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia, has been named the recipient of the William R. Rakes Leadership in Education Award from the Virginia State Bar Section on the Education of Lawyers in Virginia.
- The Virginia State Bar Criminal Law Section has presented its 2014 Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Award to Gerald T. Zerkin.
- The Honorable A. Ellen White, judge of the Campbell County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Family Law Service Award presented by the Virginia State Bar’s Family Law Section.
- James W. Korman, president of Bean, Kinney & Korman in Arlington, has been named the 2014 winner of the Betty A. Thompson Lifetime Achievement Award by the Virginia State Bar’s Family Law Section.
Nominations are being sought for the following awards: