Legislation aimed at preventing large-scale attorney defalcation has been recommended by a Virginia State Bar task force. The payee notification bill approved in April by the VSB Payee Notification Task Force would have insurance companies notify personal injury claimants when settlement checks are being mailed to their lawyers. The idea gained force after a Woodbridge [...]
June 11th, 2012 · Comments Off · Bar Associations, General Assembly
August 5th, 2010 · Comments Off · Circuit Courts, Lawyers and Law Firms
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 for Miller’s law practice, reported holding a total of $43,516.16 available for distribution to former [...]
September 8th, 2008 · Comments Off · Bar Associations
The Virginia State Bar has put together a web page listing all of the various programs and proposals aimed at protecting the public from dishonest or neglectful lawyers. Bar president Manuel A. Capsalis, who has made client protection a leading issue for his term, recently brought together various committees to address reforms.
May 29th, 2008 · Comments Off · Criminal Cases, U.S. District Court
A federal affidavit accuses Woodbridge lawyer Stephen J. Conrad of bilking between 200 and 300 of his clients, pocketing at least $3.4 million in settlements, according to Inside Northern Virginia.
April 13th, 2007 · Comments Off · Bar Associations, General Assembly, Supreme Court of Virginia
The Supreme Court of Virginia approved on Friday the assessment of a $25 fee on all active members of the Virginia State Bar to support the Clients’ Protection Fund. The approval had been expected because the VSB Council had recommended the measure and the General Assembly had adopted enabling legislation earlier this year. The assessment [...]