Proposed Amendments for Part 6, Section IV, Paragraph 13J7

of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia concerning no appeal from a Disciplinary Board sanction imposed pursuant to an agreed disposition.

On January 3, 2007, the Standing Committee on Lawyer Discipline approved a proposed amendment to the Rules of Court, Part Six, Section IV, Paragraph 13, which would negate an appeal of a Disciplinary Board sanction resulting from an agreed disposition. The proposed language is identical to similar existing language which applies to the imposition of a sanction by a district committee.

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

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

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J. Appeal from Board Determinations

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7. Appeal from Agreed Sanction Prohibited. No appeal shall lie from any sanction to which the Respondent has agreed.

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Comments or questions about the rules should be submitted in writing to Thomas A. Edmonds, Executive Director of the Virginia State Bar, 707 East Main Street, Suite 1500, Richmond, VA 23219, no later than October 1, 2007. The Virginia State Bar Council will consider the proposed amendment when it meets on October 19, 2007, in Norfolk, Virginia.

Updated: Aug 02, 2007