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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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VSB approves adjuster talk with plaintiff’s lawyer (access required)

The Virginia State Bar has approved an advisory ethics opinion that says unless a plaintiff’s lawyer knows that a defense lawyer represents the insured and the insurance carrier, the plaintiff’s lawyer may talk to an insurance adjuster without the defense ...

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Supreme Court nixes changes in lawyer ad rules (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has rejected proposed reforms in lawyer advertising regulations, refusing to relax requirements for disclaimers on claims about case results and tightening limits on the use of words such as “expert” and “specialist.” With amended advertising rules ...

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Insurance defense bar questions adjuster LEO (access required)

The Virginia State Bar is proposing to give a green light to plaintiffs’ lawyers talking directly with insurance adjusters, but tort defense lawyers are signaling caution. The Virginia Association of Defense Lawyers warns about unintended consequences and oversimplification of the ...

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