Meetings and Events

VSB Committee on Lawyer Discipline (COLD) Rules Subcommittee Meeting

Wed, January 09, 2019

10:00 am  

1111 East Main St., Ste. 700, Richmond, VA 23219 


I. Discussion Items 

A. Proposed amendments to Paragraph 13 

1. Clarification of confidentiality of disciplinary records and proceedings 

2. Elimination of Dismissals De Minimis and Dismissals for Exceptional Circumstances 

3. Clarification that the “Disciplinary Record” can be from Virginia or another jurisdiction 

4. Clarification that there is no appeal from agreed dispositions 

5. Revision to Clerk’s duties to publicize sanctions; amendment requiring summary orders in District Committee Proceedings 

6. Clarification regarding persons ineligible for appointment in the disciplinary system 

7. Requirement that District Committee filings be made with the Clerk of the Disciplinary System 

8. Replace “Disciplinary Rule(s)” with “Rule(s) of Professional Conduct” when referring to specific provisions of the Rules of Professional Conduct 

9. Revisions to Paragraph 13-25.D to conform reinstatement procedures

Updated: Dec 19, 2018