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VSB seeks comment on Morrissey reinstatement

The Virginia State Bar wants to know what you think about the fitness of Del. Joe Morrissey, D-Henrico, to practice law. Morrissey has petitioned the VSB to restore his license, which was revoked in April 2003, and a hearing on ...

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Infant settlement procedures get an overhaul in Fairfax (access required)

Some Northern Virginia judges and lawyers are taking a fresh look at what had been a routine procedure intended to protect the rights of children when settling their civil claims. In Loudoun and Fairfax Counties, judges have decided that, in ...

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List of ‘Attorneys Not in Good Standing’ on VSB site

The Virginia State Bar website now has a third button to click to check on the status of an attorney – “Attorneys Not in Good Standing.” That button supplements buttons for “Attorneys Without Malpractice Insurance” and “Disciplined Attorneys.” In most ...

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Solo suspended after use of “& Associates” in firm name (access required)

A Virginia Beach lawyer whose advertising made his solo practice look like a multi-lawyer firm has had his license suspended by a three-judge panel in Virginia Beach Circuit Court. The advertising issue was just one of the transgressions charged against ...

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Discarded devices may impose ethical obligations on attorneys (access required)

A proposed Florida ethics opinion suggests that lawyers have an ethical duty to sanitize their storage devices, including iPhones, Blackberrys, flash drives, laptops and copiers, in order to prevent inadvertent disclosure of confidential client information. Proposed Advisory Opinion 10-2 would ...

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Former Floyd prosecutor reprimanded

The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board has imposed a public reprimand with terms on former Floyd County Commonwealth’s Attorney Gordon Earl Hannett Jr. The reprimand stemmed from the removal and destruction of three computer hard drives in the prosecutor’s office ...

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