Proposed Amendment of Rules of Court, Part Six, Section IV, Paragraph 13

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On May 7, 2008, the Standing Committee on Lawyer Discipline approved a restructured version of Rules of Court, Part Six, Section IV, Paragraph 13 (Paragraph 13). The new structure changes the internal numbering, inserts subheadings for clarity, and collapses many of the provisions so it will be easier to navigate and citations will be shorter. Proposed Paragraph 13 will appear in the Professional Guidelines with headers indicating the first and last sections on each page of the document in order to enhance the ability of the user to find provisions more quickly. Changes in wording were made only where existing language was confusing or where there were clearly recognizable errors, e.g., “Certification of terms compliance” instead of “certification of terms compliance” since “Certification” is an unrelated defined word. The Professional Guidelines presentation of Paragraph 13 will also include a revised table of contents and a detailed index. As a result, Paragraph 13 should be a more user-friendly document. The proposed Paragraph 13 without table of contents and index will be presented to the Virginia State Bar Council for its approval at its October meeting on October 17, 2008. Comments should be submitted to Karen A. Gould, Executive Director, Virginia State Bar, Suite 1500, 707 East Main Street, Richmond, VA 23219, by October 3, 2008.

Updated: Aug 26, 2008