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Court drops ‘de minimis’ ethics penalty (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has eliminated two ethics sanctions that carried the misleading label of “dismissal.” The change, enacted Oct 2 and effective Dec. 1, removes two options from Virginia State Bar discipline cases: “dismissal de minimis” and “dismissal for exceptional circumstances.” Neither action was a true dismissal, since both represented findings of rule violations. Lawyers ...