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Fairfax seat open on VSB council

A special election is scheduled for November to fill a recently vacated seat on the Virginia State Bar council from Fairfax County. Elizabeth Finberg has resigned from the council, according to VSB executive director Karen Gould. Finberg had been with ...

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Fairfax lawyer, VSB fight over ‘virtual offices’ (access required)

A lawyer using rented conference rooms as “virtual offices” for client meetings with contract lawyers emerged almost unscathed from a battle with the Virginia State Bar over advertising issues. The Fairfax attorney agreed to a public reprimand without terms and promised several marketing changes to resolve complaints about the promotion of his practice on the Internet. The case presented issues of first impression about Internet marketing and “virtual” law offices, according to an agreed order from a three-judge attorney discipline panel.

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VSB looks to online ballots for elections

The Virginia State Bar is considering using the Internet as well as the post office in elections for VSB offices. Under the VSB’s proposal, lawyers initially would choose whether to vote online or to receive and return a paper ballot. ...

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ALPS rating under scrutiny (access required)

Hit by an increase in legal malpractice claims in the fallout from the economic downturn, ALPS has seen its company outlook downgraded from “Stable” to “Negative” by insurance rating agency AM Best. On the heels of that unfavorable report, ALPS ...

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