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VSB order recommends no reinstatement for Morrissey

The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board has issued its formal order recommending denial of Del. Joe Morrissey’s petition for reinstatement of his law license. The order restates at considerably greater length – 63 pages to be exact – the findings ...

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Duty of confidentiality applies at unexpected times (access required)

Every lawyer realizes the strength and breadth of our profession’s duty of confidentiality. Most lawyers know that the duty lasts forever. Many of us include threatening disclaimers whenever we send an email, warning accidental recipients that they must not share ...

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Proposed LEO would give Medicare lien protection (access required)

A proposed Virginia legal ethics opinion provides plaintiffs’ lawyers with new ammunition in the battle for protection from Medicare liens in personal injury settlements. Insurance companies and the plaintiffs’ bar have tussled as each side sought a shield against exposure ...

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Scammed? It’s okay to call the cops

Lawyers, be reassured. You’re not violating any attorney-client responsibilities if you report an Internet scam attempt to law enforcement. That’s the word from Virginia State Bar Ethics Counsel Jim McCauley, who says he’s fielded calls from two lawyers in the ...

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