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June 07, 2016

Comments Sought on Proposed Changes to Part 6 § IV, ¶ 13-24 Regarding Reciprocal Discipline

The purpose of the amendments is to clarify what qualifies as another jurisdiction for reciprocal discipline purposes, to clarify the disciplinary board’s authority to impose the same, equivalent, or lesser discipline as another jurisdiction, to allow for leniency as appropriate, and to provide the Disciplinary Board with discretion in enforcing the default provision.

Comments in support of or in opposition to the proposed amendments should be sent to Karen A. Gould, the Executive Director of the Virginia State Bar, not later than August 6, 2016. Comments may be submitted via e-mail to

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Updated: Jun 07, 2016