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August 01, 2013

Virginia State Bar E-News, August 2013

The Virginia State Bar Standing Committee on Legal Ethics has approved advisory Legal Ethics Opinions 1871 and 1875 as final.

  • LEO 1871 Regarding inadvertent receipt of confidential information during the discovery phase of litigation.
  • LEO 1875 Regarding conflict issues when a government lawyer is furloughed from employment and asked to continue representing the agency.

The Clients’ Protection Fund Board is seeking public comment on proposed changes to the per attorney and per claim limits on payments from the fund. Comments due September 6, 2013. 

VSB member volunteers are needed to serve as Council Members at Large, and on the Disciplinary and Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Boards. Nominations are being sought by September 6. 

Reminder: Check your MCLE hours online. The MCLE compliance deadline is October 31. 

Rickey Gene Young has petitioned the Supreme Court of Virginia for reinstatement of his law license. The VSB Disciplinary Board will hear the petition on September 27. 

Effective September 9, 2013, the Supreme Court of Virginia will permit counsel in cases being argued before the full Court, or a panel thereof, to use personal computers in the courtroom during oral argument.  

Preparing For Violence in the Workplace: A Seminar for Lawyers and Other Professionals,” is a complimentary Web seminar offered by the Arizona State Bar that is available for free to bars across the country. 

Plans are under way to celebrate the 76th Annual Meeting of the Virginia State Bar June 12–15, 2014, in Virginia Beach.    


Updated: Aug 07, 2013