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VSB News April 2024

Posted on 4/3/2024
The VSB News monthly email was sent to all Virginia lawyers on April 2, 2024.


VSB to Offer Bulk Dues Payments for Larger Law Firms and Organizations

Posted on 4/2/2024
The Virginia State Bar is now offering group billing to allow firms and other organizations that employ 10 or more attorneys to more easily pay their attorneys’ license fees.


Three Contested Circuits Will Hold Elections for VSB Council

Posted on 4/2/2024
Beginning April 5, and continuing until April 17 at midnight, active and in good standing Virginia lawyers in Circuits 12, 13, and 19 are asked to vote for their Virginia State Bar Council leaders.


Eugene Elliott and Lisa Wilson Receive Chambers Award for Bar Service

Posted on 3/27/2024
Eugene M. Elliott Jr. of Roanoke, and Lisa A. Wilson of Alexandria are the co-recipients of the 2024 Edward L. Chambers Jr. Lifetime Bar Service Award.


VSB Real Property Section Releases Foreclosure and Easement Chapters of the Living Library Series

Posted on 3/26/2024
The Virginia State Bar Real Property Section’s Membership Committee announces six new videos on real estate easements and foreclosure as part three and four of the Living Library Project.

Latest Disciplinary Actions

Melissa D. Johnson Public Reprimand

Posted on 4/11/2024
Effective April 8, 2024, the Sixth District Subcommittee of the Virginia State Bar issued a public reprimand with terms to Melissa D. Johnson. Order published.

Jessica Ralsten Casey Public Reprimand

Posted on 4/4/2024
Effective April 3, 2024, the First District Committee of the Virginia State Bar issued a public reprimand with terms to Jessica Ralsten Casey. Order published.

Matthew Gregory Finley Public Reprimand

Posted on 4/3/2024
Effective March 26, 2024, the Second District, Section I Committee of the Virginia State Bar issued a public reprimand with terms to Matthew Gregory Finley for violating professional rules. Order published.

Edward Scott Smalley Public Reprimand

Posted on 4/1/2024
Effective March 28, 2024, the Seventh District Subcommittee of the Virginia State Bar issued a public reprimand with terms to Edward Scott Smalley for violating professional rules. Order published.

Barry Ray Taylor Revocation

Posted on 3/25/2024
Effective March 22, 2024, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Barry Ray Taylor’s license to practice law in Virginia for failing to comply with Part Six, Section IV, Paragraph 13-29 of the Rules. Order published.

Upcoming Events

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Apr 02   |VSB-Sponsored Free and Low-cost CLE Webinars - ongoingVarious, VAWEB12345
Apr 12   |Military and Veterans Law SymposiumRichmond, VAML041224
Apr 16   |Access to Legal Services Rules Subcommittee MeetingVirtual, 041624ALSC
Apr 16   |Construction Law Section Board of Governors MeetingTeams Videoconference, 240416CLS
Apr 16   |Trade Remedies Demystified CLEWashington, DCINT041624
Apr 17   |Committee on Lawyer Discipline (COLD) MeetingsRichmond, VA041724COLD
Apr 17   |Family Law Section Board MeetingRichmond, VA041724FA
Apr 18   |40th Annual Advanced Family Law SeminarRichmond, VA041824AFL
Apr 18   |CLSBA Executive Committee MeetingRichmond, VA2405CLSBA
Apr 18   |Senior Lawyers Conference Board MeetingRichmond, VASLC041824

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