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July 06, 2015

Virginia State Bar E-News, July 2015

Dues statements were mailed June 18. The annual dues must be received at the Virginia State Bar by July 31, or delinquency fees will be assessed. All active members must pay the Clients' Protection Fund assessment and provide a completed and signed Mandatory Certification Regarding Professional Liability Insurance, also by July 31. Separate fines will be assessed for unpaid dues, unpaid CPF fees, and incomplete liability insurance certifications. You may renew your membership, certify your liability insurance coverage, join VSB sections, and pay your dues online by going to Member Login on the VSB home page.  Corporate Counsel Registrants may also use this feature.

The Advisory Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Judicial Council of Virginia seeks comment on the proposed revision to Rule 1:5. The proposed changes seek to address three commonly occurring issues when a party is proceeding pro se or becomes pro se in the course of a case.

At its meeting on June 18, 2015, in Virginia Beach, the Virginia State Bar Council approved and sent to the Supreme Court of Virginia for its approval:

The 4th Circuit will be holding an election for one seat on Council, the VSB's governing body, for an unexpired term beginning September 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2017. If you are interested in serving on Council, e-mail a nominating petition to the executive director, Karen A. Gould, Petition must be signed by not fewer than ten other members eligible to vote in the circuit, and shall be accompanied by a statement of qualifications not exceeding one hundred and fifty words and a digital photo (headshot). Nominations must be filed in the office of the executive director on or before August 3.

Volunteers are needed to serve the Virginia State Bar’s boards and committees. The Nominating Committee will refer nominees to the VSB Council for consideration at its October meeting. 

The Access to Legal Services Committee of the Virginia State Bar is seeking nominations for the Lewis F. Powell Jr. Pro Bono Award.

Updated: Jul 06, 2015