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October 01, 2013

Virginia State Bar E-News, October 2013

The MCLE deadline for completing your CLE requirements is October 31. Failure to complete 12 CLE hours, including two hours in ethics/professionalism, and four hours from live, interactive programs by the deadline will result in a $100 non-compliance fee. Please visit the MCLE page to check your credits, certify your MCLE attendance online, and see a list of approved courses.

The Supreme Court of Virginia has established the Virginia Access to Justice Commission. The commission’s mission is to promote equal access to justice in Virginia, with particular emphasis on the civil legal needs of state residents.

Register now for “An Introduction to Pro Bono: We Can All Do Something” – an October 21 Web seminar. CLE credits are pending. Registration, which is limited to 100 people, ends October 14. Registration has reached capacity. Look for the next free webinar in early December.

The Appellate Committee of the Virginia State Bar Litigation Section presents a free CLE on effectively handling appeals before the Court of Appeals of Virginia on October 30, 2013, in Fredericksburg.

The Virginia State Bar Standing Committee on Lawyer Discipline seeks nominations for the 2014-15 District Committee vacancies.

The VSB has updated its mobile member app for Apple iOS devices to allow access to records. The app was developed for Apple iOS devices and is now fully optimized for the iPad and iPad Retina.   

The Criminal Law Section is accepting nominations for the Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Award. Nominations are due by December 3.

Experienced judges and lawyers will provide practice tips at the First Day in Practice seminar. The December 3 seminar is sponsored by the VSB General Practice Section and the Young Lawyers Conference.  6 CLE credits, 2 ethics (pending). Space is limited. Check back for registration details.

Raymond M. White, who became executive director of Virginia CLE last year, has also been named executive director of the Virginia Law Foundation.

Support the Virginia State Bar Diversity Conference. Anyone can join, it’s free, and takes only about two minutes. Become a member today.

Mark your calendar now for the Conference of Local Bar Associations Bar Leaders Institute on Friday, November 15, at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond. Details will be available soon.

Updated: Oct 01, 2013