A former attorney who was disbarred after he paid his son’s school tuition directly from his trust account now has pleaded guilty to mail fraud and tax evasion in connection with misuse of his law practice finances. Steven F. Helm ...Read More »
The reversal of a 20-year-old noncompete case lead the case news from Virginia Lawyers in 2011. Much of the first half of year featured news from the General Assembly. Officials at the Virginia State Bar sparred with legislators over $5 ...
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The Supreme Court of Virginia is considering whether to change some of the rules that apply to lawyers who become members of other states’ bars, then seek to “waive in” or obtain admission “on motion” to the Virginia State Bar. ...Read More »
Lawyers on a Virginia State Bar excursion to Athens are watching history in the making, with a possible change in that country’s government coming today. Besides earning CLE credits and visiting antiquities, the Virginia barristers reportedly have set up a ...
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WINCHESTER–A proposal to drop the requirement for an “advertising” label on lawyer solicitation letters went down to defeat at a meeting of the Virginia State Bar Council this month, but not without a spirited debate. At issue: lawyers sending letters ...Read More »
Accepting the honor as Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s 2011 “Leader of the Year,” Richmond’s Irving M. Blank said it feels like “getting an award for not being hit by a train.” Blank’s tenure as the 2010-2011 Virginia State Bar president was ...Read More »
A Virginia State Bar discipline committee rejected First Amendment defenses to find misconduct by a lawyer who wrote about his cases on the Internet without client consent and without a disclaimer saying case results may vary. The eight-member VSB district ...Read More »
A Virginia State Bar discipline committee rejected First Amendment defenses and distinctions about public information to find misconduct on the part of a lawyer who blogged about his cases without client consent and without a disclaimer saying case results can ...Read More »