The Supreme Court of Virginia has enacted new versions of the rules defining the unauthorized practice of law and governing habeas corpus practice. The Virginia State Bar sought the change in the UPL rules, viewing the current rules as outdated ...Read More »
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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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 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 ...Read More »
A Halifax lawyer and 14-year member of the Halifax County Board of Supervisors has been suspended from law practice for two years for impugning the integrity of local judges as he mishandled a wrongful death case. A three-judge circuit court ...Read More »
A lawyer who repeatedly targeted judges with what the Virginia State Bar calls “extraordinarily disrespectful” language while incurring litigation sanctions of more than $80,000 now faces a series of legal ethics charges. Rhetta M. Daniel of Henrico County had her ...Read More »
Richmond environmental lawyer Brian L. Buniva is in line to become the president of the Virginia State Bar in 2020. Despite expressed interest from other attorneys, no one else filed by the Oct. 1 deadline to challenge Buniva’s nominating petition ...Read More »