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VSB’s Clients’ Protection Fund paid $51K in January (access required)

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The Virginia State Bar’s Clients’ Protection Fund board has approved payouts worth $51,123 to clients who suffered financial losses as a result of six Virginia attorneys’ dishonest conduct. At a January meeting, the board approved funds for new claims worth ...

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Bar proposes elimination of lowest sanctions (access required)

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The Virginia State Bar may drop two low-level options for resolving ethics charges against attorneys. The VSB’s Standing Committee on Lawyer Discipline also proposes changes aimed at improving public notice of disciplinary actions and open access to disciplinary proceedings. Two ...

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Davis to retire as VSB’s top prosecutor (access required)

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Virginia State Bar Counsel Edward L. “Ned” Davis is retiring this year after 25 years of prosecuting wayward lawyers. With about 30 years as a state employee, Davis, 65, said the time is right to step aside and spend more ...

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‘On life support’ (access required)

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Despite opposition from about a dozen participating lawyers, leaders of the oversight panel for the Virginia Lawyer Referral Service say they plan to move ahead with a proposal to charge a percentage of lawyers’ fees on referred cases. Some lawyers ...

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Bar moves to revamp lawyer referral (access required)

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Lawyers who participate in the Virginia State Bar’s lawyer referral service will have to pay the bar 15 percent of their fees for referred cases under a proposed new program. The recommended revamp of the bar’s 40-year-old referral system is ...

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