Governance
The Supreme Court of Virginia is seeking lawyers for Med Mal Review Panels.

The Supreme Court of Virginia approved LEO 1896 and amended its Rules.

The VSB Disciplinary Board will hear Jeremy Clyde St. James Sharp’s reinstatement petition on March 25, 2022.

Bar Council, the Virginia State Bar’s governing body, will hold its annual elections by electronic ballot in April for terms beginning July 1. 
Virginia lawyers who wish to be on the ballot must be active members in good standing of their circuit as of March 15, 2022. 
 
Join the Disciplinary System: The Standing Committee on Lawyer Discipline seeks active, in-good-standing lawyers and non-lawyers to apply for disciplinary district committee vacancies. 
 
The Supreme Court of Virginia issued a Thirty-fourth COVID-19 Order.
Ethics
The VSB seeks comment on proposed LEO 1893 concerning conflicts representing minors in personal injury cases.

VSB seeks comment on proposed LEO 1897 concerning issues of "replying all" to an email with the opposing party copied.

We are seeking an Assistant Ethics Counsel for our office in Richmond. See below for two other VSB positions.
Discipline
Disciplinary hearings are public meetings and may be viewed as they occur by following the disciplinary docket

Judy Raye Moats, license revoked, effective January 25, 2022.
Christopher Matthew Reyes, license revoked, effective January 27, 2022.
Edward Allen Malone, license revoked, effective January 28, 2022.
Robert Hasbrouck Nutt II, license suspended, effective January 21, 2022.
John Carter Morgan Jr., license suspended, effective January 25, 2022.
Gregory Thomas Casker, public reprimand, effective December 29, 2021.
Daymen William Xavier Robinson, public reprimand, effective Jan. 5, 2022.
Thomas Page Cheeley, public reprimand, effective January 18, 2022.
Brian Randolph Moore, public admonition, effective January 20, 2022.
 
Private discipline
2 private admonitions, 1 private reprimand
The VSB disciplinary department seeks an Assistant Bar Counsel in Richmond. More information.

The VSB is hiring a Director of Regulatory Compliance to oversee the Membership and MCLE components of the Bar's mission to protect the public and regulate the profession. More information.
Compliance
Attorneys have until 4:45 pm EST March 15, 2022, to report hours for 2021 MCLE compliance and to pay any outstanding MCLE delinquency fees. Use the 2021 MCLE Form 1 or Notice of Noncompliance to report remaining hours.

Pay fees online at the VSB Portal with a Visa or Mastercard. Review MCLE deadline information here. Contact the MCLE Department if you have questions regarding your MCLE compliance.
Pro Bono / Access to Justice
Want to know what it’s really like to provide pro bono service on Virginia Free Legal Answers? Join us for an interactive Zoom training on February 22 from 1–3 pm. Veteran volunteers will give you a tour of the website and help you work through hypotheticals based on real questions they’ve answered for pro bono clients. 2 hours CLE credit pending, including 1 hour of ethics! Email cgantz@vsb.org to register.
Wellness
The Virginia Judge and Lawyer Assistance Program (VJLAP) has established the George H. Hettrick Memorial Fund to raise money for programs that help lawyers struggling with depression, substance use, and other mental health concerns. 
Learn how to donate to VJLAP's Hettrick Fund or get involved with them as a volunteer.
Nominations: Recognize a Deserving Lawyer
Recognize an exceptional young lawyer by nominating them for the R. Edwin Burnette Jr. Young Lawyer of the Year Award. The deadline to submit a nomination is March 25. View past recipients here.

The Military Law Section is seeking nominations for its Pro Bono Award, recognizing members of the Bar who assist military members who protect and serve our nation. Entry deadline: March 1, 2022.

The General Practice Section is seeking nominations for the 34th Tradition of Excellence Award. The award recognizes an outstanding lawyer who embodies the highest tradition of personal and professional excellence in Virginia and who has devoted a significant amount of time, effort, and/or funds to activities that benefit their community. Entry deadline: April 4, 2022.
The Conference of Local and Specialty Bar Associations is seeking nominations for its Awards of Merit, Local Bar Leader of the Year Award, Specialty Bar Leader of the Year Award, and Bar Association of the Year Award.  Entry deadline: May 4, 2022.
CLE Opportunities
The 52nd Annual Criminal Law Seminar will be held virtually on February 11, and provides 7.0 hours of CLE, including 1.5 ethics.
Presented by webcast or telephone seminar.
Agenda and registration information here.
The General Practice Section is hosting a free webinar on Child Support and Enforcement for the General Practitioner. February 17, 2022, 1-2 pm. Register here.
March 3-6 in Asheville, NC
10 or more CLE credit hours (pending your state) 
Register for the 2022 Virtual VSB Techshow CLE:
A favorite session: 60 Tech Tips in 60 Minutes!
Presented virtually on April 25 with the latest learning in cyber security, tech ethics, e-discovery, and many other tech issues for lawyers.
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