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Nonlawyer Handling An Arbitration Would Be UPL (access required)

A nonlawyer corporate officer who represents his company in an arbitration would be engaging in the unauthorized practice of law, according to a proposed Unauthorized Practice of Law Opinion. The Virginia State Bar’s Standing Committee on UPL was asked specifically ...

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The Risks Of Helping A Nonprofit (access required)

Whether it be for rainmaking, pro bono obligations or simple love of community, many lawyers choose to donate their legal skills to nonprofit organizations. There’s plenty of need out there. An estimated 44,000 nonprofits exist in Virginia. That’s about two ...

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Bobzien Will Make Run for VSB Post (access required)

David P. Bobzien, county attorney for Fairfax, has announced that he will run for Virginia State Bar president-elect next year. If successful, he would be president for the 2004-2005 term. He is the first, and so far only, candidate to ...

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VSB Website Is Proving To Be Popular (access required)

The website on which lawyers can check their CLE credits and the public can check lawyers’ disciplinary records has proven to be quite popular. In the past year, the Virginia State Bar website logged about 1 million page views on ...

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