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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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High Court Is Reviewing Disciplinary Rules Package (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia is on the verge of approving a consolidated, one-document package of procedural rules that will govern lawyer disciplinary cases. The court recently sent the package back to the Virginia State Bar with instructions to remove ...

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Discipline Before Three – Judge Panel Stays Sealed Until Trial (access required)

An unnamed lawyer facing an ethics hearing by a panel of three circuit judges has successfully argued that his court file should be sealed until the hearing. The Virginia State Bar had argued that, unlike proceedings before the VSB Disciplinary ...

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Warner Taps Taylor, Cavedo For Judgeships In Richmond (access required)

In his first judicial appointments since he took office in January, Gov. Mark Warner has named Judge Richard D. Taylor Jr. and Bradley B. Cavedo to circuit judgeships in Richmond. Taylor, chief judge of Richmond Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, ...

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VSB to Review 'Viability' of its Annual Meeting (access required)

Attendance at the Virginia State Bar’s Annual Meeting in Virginia Beach last month was the lowest in years, continuing a precipitous decline. This year, the bar dues paid by all Virginia lawyers will subsidize the cost of a meeting attended ...

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Ex – judge Reaches Pleas with Court and VSB (access required)

On June 19, Richmond Circuit Judge Learned D. Barry went to general district court in Henrico County and pleaded guilty to shoplifting a $12.95 book. As part of his plea agreement, he resigned his judgeship. Late that same afternoon, he ...

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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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Kaine Issues a Call to Service for Lawyers (access required)

VIRGINIA BEACH — Like Uncle Sam in wartime, Virginia’s lieutenant governor has put out a call: Lawyers, “Virginia needs you. And your communities need you.” Lt. Gov. Timothy M. Kaine — himself a lawyer — made a case for attorneys ...

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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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