News and Information
June 01, 2012

Virginia State Bar E-News, June 2012

The Legal Ethics Committee is seeking public comment on proposed advisory LEO 1866 regarding the appropriate circumstances in which a lawyer can be identified as “of counsel” to a firm. Comments are due by July 6, 2012.

Congratulations to the newly elected, reelected, and Court-appointed members of the Virginia State Bar Council.

Check your mail – Dues statements will be mailed June 15.

  • The annual dues must be physically 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.
  • Beginning June 18, online dues renewal will be available. Virginia lawyers can renew their membership, certify their liability insurance coverage, join VSB sections, and pay their dues by going to Member Login at

Last call for Annual Meeting online registration. Online pre-registration will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. Monday, June 11, or register on-site in Virginia Beach. Warren David Harless of Richmond will be sworn in as the 74th VSB president on Friday, June 15, during the banquet.

The Virginia Law Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2013 class of Fellows. Nominations will be accepted through July 2, 2012.

Updated: May 31, 2012