Approved Amendment to Part 6, Section IV, Paragraph 13, Revision to Definition of “Costs”

Revision to Definition of “Costs”

On May 29, 2009, the Supreme Court of Virginia approved an amendment which revises the definition of “Costs.” This change adds electronic and telephonic conferencing and recording costs as items the Clerk of the Disciplinary System can seek reimbursement for from Respondents against whom discipline is imposed. (Effective August 1, 2009.)

Part 6, Section IV, Paragraph 13 of the Rules of the Virginia Supreme Court

13. PROCEDURE FOR DISCIPLINING, SUSPENDING, AND DISBARRING ATTORNEYS.

A. Definitions

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“Costs” means reasonable costs paid by the Bar to outside experts or consultants; reasonable travel and out-of-pocket expenses for witnesses; Court Reporter and transcript fees; electronic and telephonic conferencing and recording costs, if such procedures are requested by Respondent; copying, mailing, and required publication costs; and an administrative charge determined by Council.* * *




Updated: Jun 24, 2009