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October 24, 2011

Highlights of the October 21, 2011, Virginia State Bar Council Meeting

At its meeting on October 21, 2011, in Winchester, the Virginia State Bar Council heard the following significant reports and took the following actions:

Rules 7.1-7.5 Regarding Advertising
The council unanimously approved amendments to Rules 7.1-7.5 of the Rules of Professional Conduct proposed by the Standing Committee on Legal Ethics and by the Executive Committee. The proposed amendments would make these rules more general in their application by removing the specific examples of lawyer advertising statements or claims from the body of the rules to the comment section. They would also remove unnecessary and redundant language.

Rule 1A:3 Regarding Reciprocity Admissions

The Rule 1A:3 Study Committee received numerous comments in response to the  proposed revisions to Virginia Supreme Court Rule 1A:3 and Part 6, § IV, ¶ 13-6(F)  that would change the current procedure for revoking certificates issued to lawyers admitted to practice under the reciprocity rule. Many of those comments addressed admissions issues within the jurisdiction of the Court.  The committee referred the comments to the Court and will wait for further direction.

The council approved without dissent a resolution honoring Justice Cleo E. Powell.


Updated: Oct 24, 2011