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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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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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Program impacts banking relationships (access required)

Much of the commentary among fax poll responses centered on attorneys’ relationships with their banks. Of course, banks are the repositories of attorneys’ accounts, be they IOLTA catch-all accounts, accounts ear-marked for individual clients or general operating accounts. Banks also ...

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