Lawyers who once sought stronger firewalls and tighter security to keep the bad guys out of their computer files are now hearing a sobering new message. “The bad guys will get in, and you better plan for the crisis,” was ...Read More »
In December, the Supreme Court of Virginia established that managing partners at law firms have a duty to intervene when a firm lawyer showed signs of being impaired. Now, the Virginia State Bar is trying to set rules to help ...Read More »
A Colonial Heights lawyer has agreed to a five-year suspension of his law license for offering to settle a lawsuit in exchange for sexual favors from the woman he sued. A three-judge Chesterfield County Circuit Court panel accepted the five-year ...Read More »
A prominent Richmond lawyer has been suspended from practice for two years after the disciplinary board found she violated Virginia ethics rules barring dishonest conduct. The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board imposed the penalty against Vinceretta T. Chiles on March ...
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A Washington lawyer who made two court appearances and tried to negotiate a plea deal in a Virginia murder case – without local counsel – has been suspended for 15 months by the Virginia State Bar. The suspension last month ...Read More »
Despite a few misgivings that lawyers might “push the limits” on their marketing, Virginia State Bar leaders have approved a streamlined set of rules for lawyer advertising. Approval of the stripped-down advertising rules could put Virginia at the forefront among ...Read More »
Lawyers no longer control the investigation of complaints about the unauthorized practice of law in Virginia. The Supreme Court of Virginia has revamped the Virginia State Bar’s investigation procedures for reports of UPL in the wake of new U.S. Supreme ...Read More »