Virginia State Bar’s Standing Committee on Legal Ethics Seeking Public Comment on LEO 1829

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WITHDRAWN: Please see the following news article for more information. Proposed LEO 1829 Withdrawn


Pursuant to Part Six: Section IV, Paragraph 10(c)(iii) of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia, the Virginia State Bar’s Standing Committee on Legal Ethics (“Committee???) is seeking public comment on proposed advisory Legal Ethics Opinion 1829, Lawyers Serving on Public Bodies – Compendium Opinion.

This proposed opinion is a compendium opinion that addresses situations in which lawyers serve on a public body, as opposed to situations in which a lawyer represents a public body. The Committee has chosen to review prior opinions on this subject as well as to address new questions. At the beginning of the opinion, the Committee establishes the basic framework for analyzing the questions presented. As this is a compendium opinion addressing numerous specific questions, the reader may wish to go to that section of the opinion that addresses a particular issue of interest.

Inspection and Comment

The proposed advisory opinion may be inspected at the office of the Virginia State Bar, 707 East Main Street, Suite 1500, Richmond, Virginia 23219-2800, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Copies of the proposed advisory opinion can be obtained from the offices of the Virginia State Bar by contacting the Office of Ethics Counsel at 804-775-0557, or can be found at the Virginia State Bar's Web Page at

Any individual, business or other entity may file or submit written comments in support of, or in opposition to, the proposed advisory opinion by filing ten copies with Thomas A. Edmonds, the Executive Director of the Virginia State Bar, not later than June 8, 2007. Please note that the comment deadline has been extended from its previous date of April 18, 2007.

Updated: Jul 27, 2007