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January 03, 2017

Virginia State Bar E-News, January 2017

On December 15, 2017, the Supreme Court of Virginia took the following actions:

The Supreme Court of Virginia approved the following changes to the Rules of the Court, effective January 1, 2017:

The Court also made the following changes:

The Virginia State Bar’s Standing Committee on Legal Ethics will send to the Council for its review and approval proposed amendments to Rules 7.1 - 7.5 of the Rules of Professional Conduct that govern lawyer advertising.

The Clients’ Protection Fund Board is seeking comment on proposed amendments to the CPF rules. The comment deadline is January 17.

The Standing Committee on Lawyer Discipline calls for nominations for district committee vacancies to be filled by Council in June. The nominations deadline is February 28, 2017.

President-elect Doris Causey seeks members for Virginia State Bar committees with terms commencing July 1, 2017. The deadline to apply is February 24, 2017.

Volunteers are needed to serve the Virginia State Bar’s boards and committees. The nominations deadline is March 10, 2017. The Nominating Committee will refer nominees to the VSB Council for consideration at its June meeting.

Registration is open for the 47th Annual Criminal Law Seminar, sponsored by the VSB Criminal Law Section and Virginia CLE, on February 3 in Williamsburg and February 10 in Charlottesville.

The VSB is seeking nominations for the following awards:

The annual Law in Society essay contest for high school students is accepting entries.


Registration is open for the March 3-4 Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys 10th Annual UnProgram at the Boar's Head Inn, Charlottesville.

Updated: Dec 29, 2016

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