It’s a scene familiar to every lawyer. You’re at a cocktail party, introduced all around, when someone asks what you do for a living. As soon as you acknowledge your profession, some stranger hits you with a legal question. As ...Read More »
The Virginia State Bar’s Standing Committee on Legal Ethics is trying again to fashion a legal ethics opinion on the issue of undisclosed recordings to investigate and develop a case. Proposed LEO 1802 takes what the bar believes is a ...Read More »
Virginia State Bar disciplinary charges against former York County assistant prosecutor Cathy Krinick have been dropped in the wake of dismissal of a companion case against commonwealth’s attorney Eileen Addison. VSB Counsel Edward Davis confirmed the head of a three-judge ...Read More »
The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board has summarily suspended the license of Winchester lawyer Gary Lance Smith on impairment grounds. In its order entered Tuesday, the board said Smith suffers from diabetes, “the complications of which prevent him from practicing ...
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The Virginia State Bar is casting a wider net as it looks for problems with lawyer advertising, according to VSB officials. Many lawyers who have never bought a television or print advertisement are being asked to submit advertising documents for ...Read More »
Former clients of disbarred Roanoke bankruptcy attorney Ann Marie Miller will receive an average of 20 cents on the dollar for their claims under a plan generally approved by Roanoke Circuit Judge Clifford Weckstein. Roanoke lawyer Chip Magee, the receiver ...Read More »
Attorneys are now able to fill out and print many routine court forms from the Virginia State Bar website. Sandra Karison, assistant director of legal research in the Office of the Executive Secretary at the Supreme Court of Virginia, said ...Read More »