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Final VSB LEO has limited ‘Padilla’ duty for prosecutors (access required)

Defendant in handcuffs

Virginia prosecutors may have an ethical duty to avoid plea bargains that could lead to defendants’ deportation under new guidance from the Virginia State Bar, but only in limited circumstances. A final VSB legal ethics opinion arising from so-called Padilla ...

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VSB seeks comment on reciprocal discipline

A Virginia State Bar committee wants to reaffirm the bar’s authority to punish Virginia lawyers based on discipline imposed by authorities elsewhere. At the same time, a proposal to revise the VSB reciprocal discipline rules would remove “strict default provisions” ...

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