News and Information
June 01, 2009

Virginia State Bar E-News June 1, 2009

Clients Protection Fund deadline set for Conrad claims
– Due to the high number of petitions received by the Clients' Protection Fund for reimbursement regarding Stephen Thomas Conrad, the board has set a July 1, 2009, deadline for deciding how much to pay each claim approved by the board.

Proposed amendments to regulations under CRESPA – The General Assembly amended §§ 6.1-2.26 and 6.1-2.27 of CRESPA, effective July 1, 2009. The proposed amendments to the CRESPA regulations will conform to the statutory amendments and will be considered by Council June 18 at the Annual Meeting. Review the full document.

Register now for the July Solo and Small Firm Practitioner Forum – This FREE July 16 forum in Abingdon will feature 6 hours of CLE (2 Ethics).

Check your mail for dues statements – Dues for the 2009-2010 bar year, along with the Client Protection Fund Assessment and certification of professional liability insurance, must be received by July 31, 2009, in order to avoid late fees. Dues forms and instructions are also available online.

Last call for Annual Meeting online registration – Online Pre-Registration Form will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. June 15, or register on-site in Virginia Beach. Jon Huddleston will be sworn in as the 71st VSB president on Friday, June 19 during the banquet.

Council elections results announced – Congratulations to the newly elected and re-elected members of the Virginia State Bar Council.

Mailing of MCLE Interim Report has been discontinued – In the interest of cost savings the MCLE Department will discontinue the June mailing of the MCLE Interim Report. Please check your MCLE record online. Your MCLE deadline is October 31, 2009. Updated: Jun 01, 2009