Amendments to Paragraph 10 and Part 6, § II, Rule 7.2(b)

The Supreme Court of Virginia Approved the VSB’s proposal to Sun-set the Standing Committee on Lawyer Advertising and Solicitation


The Virginia Supreme Court approved January 22, 2010, effective immediately, a proposed amendment to Virginia Supreme Court Rules Part 6, § IV, Paragraph 10 and Part 6, § II, Rule 7.2(b) that sun-sets the Virginia State Bar’s Standing Committee on Lawyer Advertising and Solicitation.  The VSB’s Standing Committee on Legal Ethics will now be responsible for responding to informal opinion requests dealing with issues relating to lawyer advertising and solicitation. The VSB’s Legal Ethics Department will continue to monitor and review lawyer advertising and issue non-compliance letters that will alert lawyers to problematic advertisements. Additionally, Ethics Counsel will continue to review and advise lawyers on their ads in advance of dissemination on a timely basis.

Updated: Jan 27, 2010