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Bar: Tips to assistance program could help troubled lawyers (access required)

A Virginia State Bar committee is recommending allowing bar prosecutors to share concerns about a lawyer’s mental health or substance abuse issues with a lawyer assistance program. The rule change would mark an exception to otherwise strict confidentiality about any bar investigation of a lawyer accused of ethics violations. Another proposal would allow a lawyer with dementia ...