News and Information
July 01, 2011

Virginia State Bar E-News July 2011

2011 Annual Meeting and Council Highlights
– Luray attorney George Warren Shanks was sworn in as the 73rd VSB president on June 17 at the Virginia State Bar Annual Meeting. W. David Harless of Richmond assumed the post of president-elect.

Supreme Court of Virginia adopts rule changes – Effective immediately.
  • Paragraph 20 – Maintaining trust accounts and notice of election requirements
  • Rule 1:15 – Safekeeping property
  • Rule 1:18 – Duties owed to prospective client

Hearings scheduled on judicial boundary realignments – The Supreme Court of Virginia’s Judicial Boundary Realignment Study Committee has published its Public Meeting Schedule of hearings to be held in six Virginia regions, beginning July 7 in Abingdon..

Dues Deadline, July 31, 2011 – Annual Membership Dues, Clients' Protection Fund (CPF) fee (if applicable) and Certification Regarding Professional Liability Insurance (PL) (if applicable) must be physically received (postmark will NOT be considered) in the Virginia State Bar office, and are past due if not received by this date. There are three separate membership requirements (annual dues, CPF fee and PL certification) associated with annual dues compliance. Each requirement not met will be assessed its own $50 delinquency fee. Individual attorneys may now pay online.

Legal Services of Virginia – Enclosed in your dues statement is a request for voluntary contributions to Legal Services Corporation of Virginia. Please take a moment to read the appeal and consider a donation. If your firm takes care of your dues payment for you, please ask the person responsible for opening and handling your dues form mailing to forward the legal aid donation letter to you personally.

Check Your MCLE Hours Online Now – The MCLE compliance deadline is October 31, 2011.

CLE on Ethics of Negotiating in Mediation – Sponsored by the Joint Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution of the VSB and Virginia Bar Association. Starts at 3 pm on September 14 in Richmond and 21 in Fairfax. 2 hours ethics credit pending.

YLC Offers CLE on Effect of Convictions on Immigration Status – Presented by the YLC Immigrant Outreach Committee July 8 at the George Mason University School of Law in Arlington. 3 hours CLE credits (pending).


Updated: Jul 01, 2011