News and Information
January 04, 2018

Virginia State Bar News, January 2018

Comments are sought on a proposed Supreme Court of Virginia rule amendment regarding limited scope representation. The deadline is March 1, 2018. 

Effective March 1, 2018, the Supreme Court of Virginia approved changes to the rules governing emeritus status in the Virginia State Bar.

The Supreme Court of Virginia also announced a new digital subscription service that sends email and text notifications about court opinions, events, and more.

Recent disciplinary actions summaries:

The Virginia State Bar is seeking nominations to fill an at-large seat on Council , which will become vacant on July 1, 2018, when Marni Byrum will become president-elect of the VSB.

The Standing Committee on Lawyer Discipline calls for nominations for district committee vacancies to be filled by Council in June. 

President-elect Heath seeks members for Virginia State Bar committees with terms commencing July 1, 2018.

Volunteers are needed to serve on VSB boards and committees beginning July 1, 2018. 

Registration is open for the April 23, 2018, VSB TECHSHOW at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.

The 48th Annual Criminal Law Seminar, sponsored by the VSB Criminal Law Section and Virginia CLE, is scheduled for February 2 in Charlottesville and February 9 in Williamsburg. 

Mark your calendar for the March 9, 2018, Bar Leaders Institute at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Registration will open on January 10, 2018.

The Conference of Local and Specialty Bar Associations has launched a new website that informs teenagers about the legal and societal rights and responsibilities associated with turning 18:

The VSB welcomes Crista Gantz to the role of Access to Legal Services Director.

The bar is seeking nominations for the following awards:

  • Family Law Service Award
  • Betty A. Thompson Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Virginia Legal Aid Award
  • Oliver White Hill Law Student Pro Bono Award
  • Tradition of Excellence Award
  • Local Bar Leader of the Year
  • Specialty Bar Leader of the Year
  • Bar Association of the Year
  • Awards of Merit

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Updated: Feb 06, 2018