Professional Regulation

Legal Ethics Opinions Pending Public Comment 

VSB Standing Committee On Legal Ethics Seeking Public Comment On Legal Ethics Opinion 1880, Obligations of a Court-Appointed Attorney to Advise His Indigent Client of the Right of Appeal Following Conviction Upon a Guilty Plea; Duty of Court-Appointed Attorney to Follow the Indigent Client’s Instruction to Appeal Following a Guilty Plea When the Attorney Believes the Appeal Would Be Frivolous. (Comments due by March 3, 2015)

VSB Standing Committee On Legal Ethics Seeking Public Comment On Legal Ethics Opinion 1876, Ethical Obligations of a Prosecutor who Plea Bargains with an Unrepresented Defendant whom the Prosecutor Knows is a Noncitizen Subject to Deportation Under Immigration Law Upon Conviction of the Offense Which is the Subject of the Plea Offer (pending review by the Ethics Committee)

Updated: Jan 29, 2015