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February 28, 2022

Highlights of the February 26 VSB Council Meeting

At its meeting on February 26, 2022, in Richmond, the Virginia State Bar Council heard the following significant reports and took the following actions.

Amendments to Clients’ Protection Fund Rules

Council unanimously approved proposed amendments to rules governing administration of the Clients’ Protection Fund. The purpose of the amendments is to correct drafting errors in the rules regarding the jurisdiction of the Clients’ Protection Fund Board to decide claims regarding attorneys who change their membership class to “Retired” or “Disabled.”

Amendments to Judicial Candidate Evaluation Committee Procedures and Policies

Council unanimously approved expanding the Judicial Candidate Evaluation Committee to fifteen active lawyer members, one from each of the bar’s ten disciplinary districts, and five members from the state at large.

Proposed LEO 1894

Council unanimously approved draft Legal Ethics Opinion 1894: Representing

Multiple Infant Claimants by “Next Friend.” The proposed opinion will be presented to the Supreme Court of Virginia for approval.

Budget

Council unanimously approved a proposed budget for the FY2023. The budget will be presented to the Supreme Court of Virginia for approval.

Updated: Mar 01, 2022