Governance
The VSB has been asked to evaluate candidates for seven vacancies on the Court of Appeals of Virginia.

The Clients’ Protection Fund Board paid $134,080.85 on seven petitions for lawyer malfeasance.
 
The Supreme Court of Virginia Issued its Nineteenth COVID Emergency Order, in effect until April 19, 2021.
 
The Western District of Virginia Judicial Candidate evaluations scheduled for March 24 have been postponed due to work on vacancies on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and Court of Appeals of Virginia.
Teleconference Videos and Audios:
Due to COVID-19, the VSB has had to cancel many meetings and events. Videos and audios from the Disciplinary Board meetings and other public meetings that have been held by teleconference may be viewed or listened to here.
Discipline
Disciplinary hearings are public meetings and may be viewed as they occur by following the disciplinary docket and then checking the VSB calendar for the livestream details for a particular date.
Revocations:
John B. Russell Jr, effective October 23, 2020.
Chung Suk Oh, effective March 26, 2021.

Suspensions:
Carl Christen La Mondue, effective February 26, 2021.
Scott Allen Lehman, effective March 12, 2021
Sandy Yeh Chang, March 25, 2021.
Richard Scott Gordon, March 29, 2021.
Santiago Ricardo Narvaiz, effective April 24, 2021.
Marc Ericson Darnell, effective September 19, 2022.

Reprimands:
Kamah Gueh-Thoronka, effective March 3, 2021.
Traci Hall-Stanley, effective March 3, 2021.
Jonathan Preston Fisher, effective March 5, 2021.
James Todd DuVal, effective March 9, 2021.
Kevette Beard Elliott, effective March 25, 2021.
Kevin Darryl Purnell, effective March 29, 2021.
Alicia Ellen Rowedder, effective March 29, 2021.

Private Discipline:
2 Private Admonitions and 1 Private Reprimand w/Terms
Compliance
We will soon be mailing Notices of Impending Suspension to attorneys who owe hours or fees for the 2020 MCLE year. If you have met your 2020 MCLE requirement by the time you receive the mailed 60-day Notice, please do not return it to our office—keep it for your records. Review your record now at the VSB Portal to confirm your compliance.
 
4:45 p.m. EST April 1 is the next reporting deadline. A $100 second late filing fee will be assessed for paperwork received after this date. Please review the Instructions for Compliance and report hours using the MCLE End of Year Report or Notice of Impending Suspension. 
 
The Noncompliance Fee and Late Filing Fees can be paid online at the VSB Portal with a Visa or Mastercard.
 
To avoid suspension, all 2020 CLE hours and delinquency fees must be received by this office no later than 4:45 p.m. EST May 28, 2021. Please use a verifiable delivery service such as FedEx or UPS close to the deadline. Postmarks are not considered.
 
Please do not fax or email your documents for 2020 compliance.
 
Your continued good standing is important to us. Please call if you have any questions: (804) 775-0577.
Pro Bono / Access to Justice
Please consider nominating a colleague or friend for one of the Virginia State Bar's pro bono or legal aid awards.

We know you do the work, so now let us honor your service.

The Legal Aid Award and the Law Student Award nomination deadlines are April 9.

Everything you need to know about nominations may be found here.
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Opportunities and Events
The virtual Leroy R. Hassell Sr. Indigent Criminal Defense Seminar, sponsored by the Supreme Court of Virginia and the Virginia State Bar, will be held on Friday, May 7, 2021. The event offers 6 hours of CLE with one in ethics and a national panel of experts in criminal defense law. Register here.
The 2021 Virginia State Bar Annual Meeting will be June 14-15. CLEs will be held virtually on June 14 & 15, with 9 hours of live CLE and 3 hours of recorded CLE programming: A full year of MCLE hours, including ethics. 
Registration opens April 15. The description of CLE topics and registration information may be found here.

Registration for the 2021 VSB Techshow: Completely virtual on April 26, this year’s programs offer up to 7 hours of live CLE that day. Registrants may also watch additional sessions after the event for up to 5 on-demand CLE hours. A year's worth of CLEs for only $50, and there is so much to learn about tech and the law!
Attend the YLC Bench-Bar Conference, held virtually on Friday, April 30, 12-3:30 pm. The event is a half-day CLE program that provides 3.0 hours LIVE/Interactive CLE, including (1.0) hour ethics CLE (Pending). Registration.

The nominations deadline for the Tradition of Excellence Award is Monday, April 5, 2021. Recognize a lawyer who embodies the highest tradition of personal and professional excellence in Virginia. Nomination information.

Join the Virginia Lawyer Referral Service! Membership is free for first time participants, and we send you prescreened referrals in your area and your area of practice. More information here, or contact Toni Dunson at dunson@vsb.org.
Quiz Question: Which is the only group of lawyers who have their own hard hats? 👷‍♀️
That's right! The Construction Law and Public Contracts Section are talented and prolific writers who did an amazing job on the April issue: In the mail to you today. 📭

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