Special Committee on Technology and the Practice of Law

Blackwell N. Shelley Jr., chair

The Special Committee on Technology and the Practice of Law is comprised of lawyers with expertise and interest in legal technology. The committee works to educate and advise the bar and the public in areas where law and technology intersect.

Its members wrote articles that were published in Virginia Lawyer magazine (five issues.)

At the June 2010 annual meeting, the committee presented a continuing legal education program, “Reviewing the Prototype State System for Electronic Case Filing: What Works and What Doesn’t.”  

Members of the committee reviewed a draft social media policy for the Virginia State Bar that was prepared by a joint subcommittee of the Technology and the Law and Communications Committees. The policy was submitted to the bar Executive Committee for approval and   passed by that body.

Members of the committee were: Blackwell N. Shelley, Jr., Alan S. Goldberg, vice chair; James E. Bowman II, Ellen C. Carlson, Joel C. Cunningham, David Z. Kaufman, Professor Fredric Lederer, Olivier D. Long, John L. Lumpkins, Walter Everett Lupton, Michael A. Minter, Charles B. Molster III, Daniel H. Ruttenberg, and Cullen D. Seltzer. 

VSB Ethics Counsel James M. McCauley sat on the committee ex officio, and Rodney A. Coggin served as the VSB liaison.

Officers for fiscal 2011 will be Blackwell N. Shelley Jr., chair, and Alan S. Goldberg, vice chair.

Updated: Sep 30, 2011