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

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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)

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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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