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October 24, 2012

Highlights of the October 19, 2012, Virginia State Bar Council Meeting

At its meeting on October 19, 2012, in Roanoke, the Virginia State Bar Council heard the following significant reports and took the following actions:


The council unanimously approved a recommended pay raise of 4 percent for all Virginia State Bar employees, effective for the 2013-14 fiscal year.

Payee Notification

The council unanimously approved payee notification legislation that would require insurers to notify claimants when they disburse settlement or judgment proceeds of $5,000 or more to claimants’ attorneys.

Bylaws revision

The council approved the Membership Task Force’s proposal that the VSB bylaws be amended to permit the use of means, other than U.S. mail, for election notification and balloting.

The council approved by unanimous vote the International Practice Section’s proposed amended and restated bylaws.

Personnel matters

Council unanimously elected John M. Levy to the Legal Services Corporation of Virginia board of directors.

Dennis John Quinn, of Vienna, has been named to fill an unexpired Circuit 19 seat on the VSB Council. The term will end on June 30, 2014.


posted Oct 26, 2012

Updated: Dec 07, 2012