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September 01, 2012

Virginia State Bar E-News, September 2012

The Virginia State Bar will hold a special Council election to fill the 19th judicial circuit seat. Members in good standing from the 19th judicial circuit may submit their candidate petition on or before October 19 to the VSB. Ballots will be mailed on or before November 2.

Comments are sought by the Clients’ Protection Fund Board to proposed changes to the Rules of Procedure, clarifying how the board processes claims for reimbursement. Submit comments in writing to the VSB by September 30.

Kenneth Dennis Sisk has petitioned the Supreme Court of Virginia for reinstatement of his law license. The VSB Disciplinary Board will hear the petition on October 26.

The Professional Development Seminar, “Building Strong Fundamentals, Refreshing Practice Skills,” will be held on September 21 in two locations this year – Richmond and Washington DC. 6 CLE hours (pending), including 2 in ethics. 

Learn the basics from the best on October 30. Experienced judges and lawyers will provide attendees with practice tips and real-life essentials at the First Day in Practice Seminar. Sponsored by the VSB General Practice Section and the Young Lawyers Conference.  6 CLE credits, 2 ethics (pending). Space is limited – register now.

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.

Jazz 4 Justice, a benefit supporting the VSB Diversity Conference, Blue Ridge Legal Services, and James Madison University's School of Music scholarships will be held September 29 at JMU in Harrisonburg.

ALPS and the VSB are co-sponsoring the Virginia CLE Tour September 10–13 and October 1–3. The tour is approved for 3 hours of CLE (ethics). Visit for more information and to register.

The Virginia State Committee of the American College of Trial Lawyers has established the Chappell-Morris Award for young lawyers. Nominations are due by September 30, 2012.

Updated: Sep 04, 2012