Meetings and Events

Committee on Lawyer Discipline (COLD) meetings

Wed, March 04, 2020

VSB offices, 1111 E. Main St. Suite 700, Richmond

Rules Subcommittee: 10 am
Full Committee: 11 am
Oversight Subcommitte: 12:15 pm

The public conference call-in information is below:

Conference Call-in number: 1-866-845-1266

Conference Code: 127-43-207



I. Call to Order

II. Approval of Minutes of the COLD meeting of November 6, 2019

III. Chair’s Report – James W. Hundley, Chair

IV. State of the Disciplinary System

a. Bar Counsel Report – Renu M. Brennan, Bar Counsel

i. Status of Cases Awaiting Certification to Disciplinary Board

ii. District Committee Docket Review Reports

Intake Report – James C. Bodie, Intake Counsel

c. Disciplinary Board Report – Michael A. Beverly, Disciplinary Board 1st Vice Chair

V. Rules Subcommittee Report – Peter A. Dingman, Subcommittee Chair

Succession Planning for Lawyers

VI. Oversight Subcommittee Report – Elsey Allen Harris, III, Subcommittee Chair

VII. Old Business

  • 40th Annual Disciplinary Conference – July 9-10, 2020 - Ed Dillon, Senior Assistant Bar Counsel
  • Implementation of Paragraph 13 revisions –M. Brent Saunders, Senior Assistant Bar Counsel 

VIII. New Business

Creation of subcommittees to review and assist with recruitment and training of volunteers in the disciplinary system and recruitment and training of receivers and GALs. 

Draft COLD Policy 7 (D) – Disciplinary Complaints Filed Against or Received from Relatives or Family Member of VSB Employees.

Draft COLD Policy 7 (E) – Disciplinary Complaints Filed by or Against COLD Members.

Draft COLD Policy 13 - Disposition by Bar Counsel of Repeated Requests for Review of Closed Complaints by Jim Bodie and Elsey Harris

Reduction of COLD meetings per fiscal year.

Elimination of monthly COLD Liaison Calls and reports.

IX. Comments of Executive Director – Karen A. Gould, Executive Director

X. Announcement of Next Meeting (May 6, 2020) and Adjournment


Updated: Feb 27, 2020