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The Virginia State Bar's Institutional Memory (access required)

The lawyers many consider to be heroes of yesteryear–the volunteer leaders who pulled the Virginia State Bar out of a mid-1990s crisis that could have threatened its existence–are finishing up their terms on the VSB Council and Executive Committee and ...

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COLD Wants More Bar Counsel Staff (access required)

The Committee on Lawyer Discipline, which oversees regulation of Virginia’s 22,000 lawyers, is planning to tell the Virginia State Bar to hire more people to do the essential job of lawyer discipline. At its May 4 meeting, the committee voted ...

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Attracting Pro Bono Volunteers (access required)

Good help is hard to find, according to the old cliche. Getting good free help can be even harder. But Virginia lawyers have found creative ways to put together pro bono projects, attract volunteers and keep them, according to participants ...

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Freddie Mac wins the VSB?s Pro Bono Award (access required)

The Virginia State Bar broke new ground this month by awarding its Lewis F. Powell Jr. Pro Bono Award to a corporationthe Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. (“Freddie Mac”)for the volunteer work its lawyer employees have done in Northern Virginia. ...

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How to get money for your project (access required)

The job description for local bar leaders might soon include a new featuregrant writing. Finding money to get pro bono projects up and running is falling on the shoulders not only of the leaders of voluntary bars, but on corporate, ...

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DiMuro and Lewis among new VSB reps (access required)

The Virginia State Bar Council next year will include two Northern Virginia lawyers well-known to the bar. Bernard J. DiMuro of Alexandria and Glenn C. Lewis of Fairfax were among the new council representatives elected in recent balloting; the results ...

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