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 composed of lawyers with expertise and interest in legal technology. The committee educates and advises the bar and the public in areas where law and technology intersect. In 2011-12, its members wrote articles that were published in five issues of Virginia Lawyer.

Meeting topics for the year included reviewing section and committee participation and compliance with Virginia State Bar social media policies. In addition, the committee prepared a CLE presentation for the Annual Meeting titled “Technology & Virginia Attorneys: The Lure, the Core, the Law, and the Lore,” which was intended to provide current information to Virginia practitioners on safe and ethical use of technology. The committee also worked with VSB staff on a project to create useful mobile apps for bar members.

Members of the committee were Blackwell N. Shelley Jr., chair; Alan S. Goldberg, vice chair; and members James E. Bowman II, Ellen C. Carlson, Joel C. Cunningham Jr., 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 was an ex officio member of the committee, and Rodney A. Coggin served as the VSB liaison.



Updated: Aug 15, 2012