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The Debate Over UPL #183 (access required)

The Virginia State Bar Council will have plenty opinions to consider when it convenes in Roanoke Oct. 17-18 to discuss whether lawyers are the only people qualified to close real estate loans. Unauthorized Practice of Law Opinion #183 declares real ...

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VSB Revises UPL #183 Draft (access required)

At press time last week, Virginia Lawyers Weekly received a revised version of UPL #183 from the Virginia State Bar. The revision, dated Sept. 24, seeks to address a number of concerns raised by opponents of the opinion. For example, ...

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Norfolk's Edmonds Resigns, Blasts Colleagues (access required)

By Christopher Gatewood, Assistant Editor A Norfolk Circuit judge who resigned during a Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission investigation says he did not step down because of the investigation, but because the circuit’s eight other judges were against him. Luther ...

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The Debate Over UPL #183: PRO (access required)

Editor’s Note: The following two pages feature a selection of comments received by the Virginia State Bar on Unauthorized Practice of Law Opinion #183, which declares that real estate closings are the practice of law. The “pro” comments favor approval ...

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