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VSB Senior Lawyers Organize New Group (access required)

The graying of America is reflected in the Virginia State Bar as well, and the commonwealth’s senior lawyers have stepped forward to help with the impact of it. At their request, a new Senior Lawyers Conference has been established by ...

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VSB Board Splits On Two Other Reinstatements (access required)

The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board recently heard license reinstatement petitions from two lawyers in addition to Salvage Delacy Stith (see accompanying story). They were: * Lynn Curtis Brownley of Montross. Brownley surrendered his license with misconduct charges pending in ...

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JLARC Is Collecting Disciplinary Records (access required)

When is a private reprimand from the Virginia State Bar not a private reprimand? When the legislature wants to know about it, apparently. The General Assembly’s Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission is collecting the disciplinary records – public and ...

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VTLA Backs A Halt On Executions (access required)

The Virginia Trial Lawyers Association’s Board of Governors has endorsed a moratorium on the death penalty in Virginia, on the basis that “troubling issues” surrounding its administration have undermined public confidence in the criminal justice system. In developing its arguments, ...

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VSB backs opening disciplinary process (access required)

VIRGINIA BEACH – The Virginia State Bar Council has voted by a decisive margin to recommend making disciplinary proceedings public at the district committee level. The proposal, the work of the special VSB Task Force on Public Access to the ...

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Dahnk will run for VSB president-elect (access required)

Fredericksburg lawyer Jeannie P. Dahnk has announced she will run for Virginia State Bar president-elect next year. If successful, she would ascend to the presidency for the 2003-2004 term. Dahnk is beginning her sixth and final year on the VSB ...

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VSB Granted New Power Over Impaired Attorneys (access required)

VIRGINIA BEACH — Amid the angst over whether to allow greater public access to the disciplinary system, the Virginia State Bar Council quietly — and without opposition — has passed a proposal to give bar prosecutors unprecedented authority to intervene ...

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