Meetings and Events

VSB Disciplinary Board meeting

Thu, April 25, 2019
Additional Info

Meeting Materials

Board Room
2:00 p.m.         

Virginia State Bar Offices 
1111 E. Main Street, Suite 700
Richmond, VA 23219-0026

Purpose of meeting: Annual Chair’s Meeting


I. Attendees

Lisa A. Wilson, Chair
Sandra L. Havrilak, 1st Vice Chair
Michael A. Beverly, 2nd Vice Chair
Yvonne S. Gibney, 2nd Vice Chair-Elect
Bretta M.Z. Lewis, Board Member
Karen A. Gould, Executive Director
Cameron M. Rountree, Deputy Executive Director
Renu M. Brennan, Bar Counsel
Edward J. Dillon, Senior Assistant Bar Counsel
Brent Saunders, Senior Assistant Bar Counsel
DaVida M. Davis, Clerk
Vivian R. Byrd, Deputy Clerk

II. Important Meeting Dates

A. New Member Training – July 24, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. – Virginia Crossings Hotel
B. Board Administrative Meeting – July 25, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. – Virginia Crossings Hotel
C. VSB Disciplinary Conference - July 25-26, 2019 – Virginia Crossings Hotel – Edward Dillon

III. Office of Bar Counsel – Renu Brennan – Tab 1

A. State of the Disciplinary System
B. Proposed Paragraph 13 rule revisions – Brent Saunders
C. Amendments to Paragraph 13 approved by the Supreme Court of Virginia – Brent Saunders
D. Stipulation of Facts
E. Feedback

1. Chart Cross-Referencing VSB Allegations in Certification and Exhibit

IV. General Business

A. Orders – Sandy Havrilak

1. Prepare an Order after all Prehearing Conference calls
2. Require writing samples from members interested in serving on the Board
3. Parties requesting changes to a Board Order after entered by an officer
4. Send officers sanctions/closing argument excerpts when sent to order writer
5. Order Delays – Lisa Wilson

B. Hearing Agendas – Proposed language for telephonic agendas regarding the requirement to be truthful to be adopted – Lisa Wilson – Tab 2

C. Implementing a Standard Exhibit List – Sandy Havrilak -Tab 3

D. Availability for Agreed Disposition Conference Calls – Sandy Havrilak

E. Brian Austin Revercomb Case – Bretta Lewis – Tab 4

F. Precluding lay members from writing opinions/dissent – Yvonne Gibney

G. The National Council of Lawyer Disciplinary Boards – Lisa Wilson

H. Board Administration – DaVida Davis – Tab 5

1. New Members
2. Security
3. VSB Flow Charts - Additional new member training materials to be adopted

a. Intake
b. Bar Counsel Preliminary Investigation
c. Subcommittee
d. District Committee
e. Three Judge Panel

4. Feedback

a. Tablets and Separating Exhibits from Pleadings

5. Future Training for Board Members – January 2020

a. Impairment Training
b. Reinstatement Proceeding

I. Open Discussion

J. Adjourn

Updated: Apr 23, 2019