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October 02, 2012

Virginia State Bar E-News, October 2012

The Virginia State Bar Standing Committee on Lawyer Discipline seeks nominations for the 2013-14 District Committee vacancies.

Amendments to Rules 7.1-7.5 regarding lawyer advertising were approved by the Supreme Court of Virginia on September 18, becoming effective December 1, 2012.

The VSB Standing Committee on Legal Ethics is seeking public comment on the following proposed advisory Legal Ethics Opinions:

  • LEO 1867 – “Use of Release-Dismissal Agreements by Prosecutors.” Comments due by November 2.
  • LEO 1865 – “Obligations of a Lawyer in Handling Settlement Funds When a Third Party Lien or Claim is Asserted.” Comments due by November 2.

The MCLE deadline for completing your CLE requirements is October 31. Failure to complete 12 CLE hours, including 2 hours in ethics/professionalism, and 4 hours from live, interactive programs by the deadline will result in a $100 non-compliance fee. Please visit the MCLE page to check your credits, certify your MCLE attendance online, and see a list of approved courses.

The Eleventh Annual Celebration of Women and Minorities in the Legal Profession Bench-Bar Dinner will feature Supreme Court of Virginia Chief Justice Cynthia D. Kinser as keynote speaker. The event, to be held at the Bull and Bear Club in downtown Richmond on November 1, is open to all lawyers.

The Criminal Law Section is accepting nominations for the Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Award recognizing an individual (judge, defense attorney, prosecutor, clerk or other citizen) who has made a singular and unique contribution to the improvement of the criminal justice system in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Nominations due by December 3.

Updated: Oct 02, 2012