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Tag Archives: Virginia State Bar

Prosecutor faces VSB ethics charges

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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 surrenders license over estate fee allegations

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A former Alexandria attorney who paid himself more than $1 million for work on a decedent’s estate gave up his license last month in the face of seven ethics charges, including accusations of a wrongful act, making a false statement ...

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Lawyer disbarred after skipping VSB hearing

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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

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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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