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October 07, 2013

Highlights of the October 4, 2013, Virginia State Bar Council Meeting

At its meeting on October 4, 2013, in Norfolk, the Virginia State Bar Council heard the following significant reports and took the following actions:

Amendments to VSB Bylaws Regarding Executive Committee Size

The motion to amend the Bylaws of Council, Part II, Article VI, "Executive Committee," Sec. 1, changing the total number of members from thirteen to sixteen failed by a vote of 28 to 28.

Rule Change

Council unanimously approved amendments to Rules of Professional Conduct 5.5 and Comments 5 and 13 regarding the temporary practice of foreign lawyers.

Paragraph 13-13 Amendments

Council approved by unanimous vote the proposed amendments to Paragraph 13-13 regarding participation and disqualification of counsel.

Clients' Protection Fund Limits and Assessment

Council approved 48 to 5 seeking an amendment Va. Code § 54.1-3913.1 to authorize the Supreme Court to continue the $25 CPF assessment beyond June 30, 2015.

Council voted 44 to 12 to refer the proposed per-claim limit increase to $100,000 to the CPF Board for consideration of a gradual phase-in.

Virginia Code § 2.2-1839 Amendment

Council approved by unanimous vote pursuing the amendment of Va. Code § 2.2-1839 to include a risk management plan for VSB pro bono volunteers.

YLC Website and Social Media Policy

Council approved by unanimous vote the proposed YLC website and social media policy.


Posted: Oct 07, 2013

Updated: Oct 08, 2013