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DiMuro backed in VSB race (access required)

Dear Editor: Ben DiMuro not only has the experience and credentials to effectively serve as President of the Virginia State Bar, he has the strong desire to make our bar better internally, and better perceived externally. I served on the ...

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Wife can stack policy from husband's firm (access required)

By Paul Fletcher, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief A woman hurt in a car crash can “stack” the coverage available from an insurance policy maintained by her husband’s company, a Fairfax Circuit judge has ruled. Nationwide, the carrier, issues a “family automobile ...

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RULE 1.3 (access required)

(a) A lawyer shall act with reasonable diligence and promptness in representing a client. (b) A lawyer shall not intentionally fail to carry out a contract of employment entered into with a client for professional services, but may withdraw as ...

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RULE 2.1 (access required)

In representing a client, a lawyer shall exercise independent professional judgment and render candid advice. In rendering advice, a lawyer may refer not only to law but to other considerations such as moral, economic, social and political factors, that may ...

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RULE 1.4 (access required)

(a) A lawyer shall keep a client reasonably informed about the status of a matter and promptly comply with reasonable requests for information. (b) A lawyer shall explain a matter to the extent reasonably necessary to permit the client to ...

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RULE 2.2 (access required)

(a) Except as prohibited in paragraph (b), a lawyer may act as intermediary between clients if: (1) the lawyer consults with each client concerning the implications of the common representation, including the advantages and risks involved, and the effect on ...

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RULE 1.5 (access required)

(a) A lawyer’s fee shall be reasonable and adequately explained to the client in writing, before or, except as provided in (d), within a reasonable time after commencing the representation. The factors to be considered in determining the reasonableness of ...

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RULE 2.3 (access required)

(a) A third party neutral assists parties in reaching a voluntary settlement of a dispute through a structured process known as a dispute resolution proceeding. The third party neutral does not represent any party. (b) A lawyer who serves as ...

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