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Mediation ethics proposed (access required)

Ethics for lawyers acting as mediators would be covered for the first time in the Virginia Code of Professional Responsibility in a draft revision of the code to be presented to the Virginia State Bar Council this week. The new ...

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New ethics code unveiled (access required)

Virginia attorneys may be playing by new rules in coming years, under a major reworking of Virginia’s Code of Professional Responsibility that will be presented to the Virginia State Bar Council when it meets this week. The proposal is a ...

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VSB rebuts criticisms (access required)

Virginia Lawyers Weekly received a copy of the Virginia State Bar response to the voluntary bars’ criticism at press time last week. On Thursday, VSB Council members were mailed an 11-page memo from President Kathleen O’Brien, President-Elect Michael W. Smith ...

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Suspension of sentence revocable (access required)

Even though a convicted criminal served his time and completed his probation, a trial court can revoke the suspension of a sentence arising out of the same criminal acts if he later commits another crime, the Court of Appeals has ...

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Alternatives offered (access required)

Some respondents had suggestions for different ways to spend the money generated from IOLTA interest. Several suggested using IOLTA money to improve protection for the public. One suggested buying fidelity insurance to protect clients from “bar thieves.” “Charity begins at ...

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