ALEXANDRIA – Leaders of the Virginia State Bar appear split over the ethical boundaries of talking with your adversary’s employees. Dissenters are pressing for a rule that would bar any contact with employees of a litigation opponent. An existing rule ...Read More »
The Virginia State Bar Council says a prosecutor has an ethical duty to point out any known exculpatory evidence in a large document dump in a criminal case. Bar leaders are urging the Supreme Court of Virginia to make that ...Read More »
The proposal to charge lawyers a percentage fee for cases referred to them by the Virginia Lawyer Referral Service survived a “robust” debate before winning nearly unanimous approval by the Virginia State Bar Council. A package of proposed VLRS rule ...
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VIRGINIA BEACH – Lawyers have no duty under bar ethics rules to report or intervene with an impaired attorney unless the impairment leads to a violation of those rules. But a new Legal Ethics Opinion encourages lawyers to seek guidance ...Read More »