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VSB seeks approval for insurance (access required)

MOUNTAIN LAKE–The Virginia State Bar will seek statutory authority from the 1995 General Assembly for its personal lines of insurance, used by at least 1,800 lawyers. The bar likely will ask the General Assembly to add medical, life, disability and ...

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Rollback to IOLTA "opt-out" on table (access required)

The Virginia State Bar Council will consider a resolution to return the mandatory Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts (IOLTA) program to an “opt-out” system when it meets next month. Council member Benjamin R. Gardner of Martinsville has drafted a resolution ...

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Council resolution (access required)

Editor’s Note: The following is the text of a resolution being circulated to members of the Virginia State Bar Council by Benjamin R. Gardner of Martinsville. The mandatory IOLTA program is an agenda item for the council’s meeting next month ...

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Late proof won't bar unsecured claim (access required)

A bank that failed to file an amended proof of claim changing its status from a secured to an unsecured creditor after its collateral was sold at foreclosure may still participate as an unsecured creditor in the distribution of the ...

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Rigsby rejects Reno's rules (access required)

Virginia’s top disciplinary enforcer says that Attorney General Janet Reno’s new relaxed ethics rules for U.S. Attorneys won’t tie his hands. Virginia State Bar Counsel Michael L. Rigsby said that the rules will not prevent his office from pursuing an ...

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