Tag Archives: Virginia State Bar

Criminal discovery reform…again (access required)


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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Bar drops proposal for new duty for prosecutors (access required)


A Virginia State Bar committee has backed away from a proposed ethical duty for prosecutors not to present defendants with a “needle-in-a-haystack” search for exculpatory evidence. The VSB Standing Committee on Legal Ethics withdrew proposed Legal Ethics Opinion 1888 in ...

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VSB: Avvo flat-fee service unethical (access required)


CHARLOTTESVILLE – Virginia State Bar leaders say lawyer-client matching services that advertise limited legal services for fixed rates and charge marketing fees to participating lawyers violate Virginia’s legal ethics rules. The VSB Council recommended that Virginia join five other states ...

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Four get top VSB rating for federal judgeship (access required)

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Four candidates – two lawyers and two federal judges – have received high marks from the Virginia State Bar in their applications for an Alexandria federal judgeship. The VSB and other statewide bar associations ranked as many as 15 candidates ...

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No ‘Needle in a haystack’ (access required)


A Virginia State Bar committee believes a prosecutor should not be able to satis­fy disclosure obliga­tions by turning over a bundle of material without pinpointing where the possibly exculpatory informa­tion is. The VSB’s Standing Committee on Legal Ethics is seeking ...

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