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Quinn named to VSB council

Vienna’s Dennis J. Quinn, a past president of the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, will fill an unexpired Fairfax County vacancy on the Virginia State Bar council, VSB executive director Karen Gould announced Monday. Quinn was the only person who ...

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Quinn named to VSB council

Vienna’s Dennis J. Quinn, a past president of the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, will fill an unexpired Fairfax County vacancy on the Virginia State Bar council, VSB executive director Karen Gould announced Monday. Quinn was the only person who ...

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Payee notification passes VSB Council unanimously (access required)

ROANOKE – A plan to require insurance companies to notify clients of insurance claim payments made to their lawyers won unanimous approval from the Virginia State Bar council Oct. 19. The proposal had a tangled and contentious history. Approval came ...

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Court proposes to drop full-time rule for waived-in lawyers

Following angry reactions prompted by examination of the rules for “waived in” lawyers, the Supreme Court of Virginia is proposing to drop its full-time practice requirement. The change would affect lawyers who were licensed in other states and then admitted ...

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Lawyer with felony never was revoked (access required)

A Fairfax County attorney who thought her law license was revoked after a 2007 federal felony conviction got a surprise earlier this year when she sought reinstatement. She was still in good standing. Her license never was impacted by the conviction, even though she promptly self-reported to the Virginia State Bar.

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Ethics case centers on lawyer’s conflict check (access required)

An Eastern Shore lawyer is fighting to overturn a Virginia State Bar admonition for failing to withdraw from representing a divorcing husband after the wife divulged confidential information to his law partner. The case highlights the risk of not having a database for easy conflict checks, even for a small law office.

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Prosecutor reprimanded (access required)

The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board has affirmed a public reprimand against a Prince George County prosecutor who allegedly pursued criminal charges without probable cause. The case represents another instance of bar discipline for a prosecutor, following recent criticism from ...

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IOLTA, judicial funding on VBA legislative agenda

ROANOKE – Increasing money for both legal aid and for the judiciary are two key items on the Virginia Bar Association’s agenda for the 2013 General Assembly session. VBA president Hugh M. Fain said reforming Virginia’s actual innocence law also ...

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