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August 01, 2017

Virginia State Bar E-News, August 2017

Volunteers are needed to serve on the Virginia State Bar’s boards and committees. The Nominating Committee will refer nominees to the VSB Council for consideration at its October meeting. 

The Access to Legal Services Committee of the Virginia State Bar is seeking nominations for the Lewis F. Powell Jr. Pro Bono Award and the Frankie Muse Freeman Organizational Pro Bono Award.

Save the date: the Special Committee on Access to Legal Services will hold its annual Pro Bono Conference and Celebration on Wednesday, October 18, at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel in Charlottesville.

In the interest of cost savings, the MCLE Department will discontinue mailing the MCLE Interim Report. Now is the time to check your online record and plan your MCLE compliance. Apply now for any non-approved course that you have attended. The MCLE compliance deadline is October 31, 2017.

Register now for a Solo & Small-Firm Practitioner Forums scheduled this fall. The first will be on September 20, 2017, at the Indian Creek Yacht & Country Club in Kilmarnock and the second will be on October 13, 2017, at the Mountain Empire Community College in Big Stone Gap. For more information, please visit the CLSBA website

Membership in the VSB-VBA Joint Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee will help you keep abreast of Virginia ADR developments, enhance your negotiation and ADR skills, and meet your ethical obligations to counsel clients on ADR options. A July 6 message explains that your $25 dues entitles you to a discount on the "A Place at the Table: Symposium on Attracting 21st Century Clients and Efficiently Solving Their Problems” and its 5 CLE/CME credits. Join here.

Updated: Aug 17, 2017

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