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January 03, 2019

Virginia State Bar Newsletter January 2019

The following went out as part of a monthly news summary email to all VSB members and associates on January 3. To make sure you are receiving the VSB emails, update your contact information in the member portal and add to the account’s address book.


On December 5, the Supreme Court of Virginia adopted a model policy regarding the use of personal electronic devices in the courtroom. 

On December 12, the Court amended three rules and rejected one. The approved amendments pertain to:

  • Rule 3C:2. Uniform Fine Schedule 
  • Part Six, Section III, Canon 3, regarding judicial conduct
  • Part Six, Section II, Rule 1.8. regarding Conflict of Interest

See vacancies and get on the ballot for 2019 Bar Council elections.


Professional Regulation

There are no new disciplinary actions for the month of December.

At its September 21 meeting, the Clients' Protection Fund Board awarded $43,858.46 to former clients of Virginia lawyers whose law license had been suspended or revoked for disciplinary reasons, or had died and not properly maintained funds. 

A Virginia State Bar search committee recommended Deputy Executive Director Renu M. Brennan to succeed Ned Davis, who is retiring, as bar counsel. 

The Virginia State Bar is searching for a Deputy Executive Director


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Updated: Jan 03, 2019