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Tag Archives: Virginia State Bar

Prosecutor faces VSB ethics charges (access required)

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A Virginia prosecutor has been charged by a Virginia State Bar disciplinary panel with “dishonesty and misrepresentation” in concealing information about a police drug informant. The case against Joseph W. Lee III, formerly with the Portsmouth commonwealth’s attorney’s office, marks ...

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Lawyer disbarred after skipping VSB hearing (access required)

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A Lynchburg lawyer who ran afoul of a bankruptcy judge, failed to show at a series of court appearances and then skipped a Virginia State Bar disciplinary hearing has been disbarred. Brent L. Barbour’s pattern of violations over a short ...

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

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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 ...

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Criminal discovery reform…again (access required)

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The latest study of Virginia criminal discovery rules produced a fresh report just in time to forestall a legislative rewrite effort this month. Once again, a multi-discipline group is recommending defense access to police reports. The next move is up ...

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