At its February 27 meeting, VSB Council heard the following significant reports and took the following actions.

U.S. Senators and the VSB are seeking candidates for a judicial vacancy in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia.

The VSB Standing Committee on Legal Ethics seeks public comment on proposed Unauthorized Practice of Law Opinion 218.

The Supreme Court of Virginia amended the Rules and Procedures for Implementing the Requirements of Article II, Section 6-A of the Constitution of Virginia, effective immediately.

Whether you plan to run or simply to vote in the upcoming Bar Council elections, the time is now to make sure your address of record reflects your correct circuit.

Do you know anything about medical malpractice? The Supreme Court of Virginia needs lawyers willing to serve on Med Mal Review Panels. Please consider volunteering your expertise.

The Court of Appeals of Virginia issued its fifth emergency order due to the COVID-19 pandemic, extending its fourth order until June 30, 2021.

The Supreme Court of Virginia issued a seventeenth Judicial Emergency Order due to COVID, extending its prior order until March 7, 2021.

We need YOU to be a leader in the Bar in 2021. We have vacancies on boards and committees, as well as the the upcoming Bar Council elections. Please consider being a part of regulating and improving your profession.
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.
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.
Timothy John Murphy, license revoked, effective February 16, 2021.
Leo Francis Sharpe Jr., license suspended, effective February 22, 2021. 
Kevin Michael Brunick, license suspended, effective February 22, 2021
Christopher B. Shedlick, license suspended, effective February 19, 2021.
Michael Jeremiah Seck, license suspended, effective February 22, 2021
Christian Levine Simpson, license suspended, effective March 13, 2021.
Private Discipline: one private reprimand w/terms.
End of Year Reports have been mailed to all active lawyers. For the most accurate and up-to-date view of your MCLE record, login to the VSB lawyer portal. Additional compliance dates and information may be found here. Your timely compliance is important to us. If you have any questions, contact our office at (804) 775-0577 or
Pro Bono / Access to Justice
We are seeking nominations for two pro bono awards: The Legal Aid Award and the Law Student Award. Nominate a pro bono hero!

March is a perfect month to spring into pro bono by attending one of our pro bono CLE events. Full details on these great panels covering heirs property, veterans, and working a hotline here.
Only one publication reaches every single member of the Virginia State Bar. Do you want to promote your firm, your new partner, your big case, or your referral program to the 50,000 readers of Virginia LawyerReview our new lower ad rates for 2021, and our ad creation program for full page advertisers.
Opportunities and Events
You don't have to be a bar leader to attend the Bar Leaders Institute on March 24 – just interested in serving in a leadership role in a bar someday. Read more about this worthwhile event here. And then register for the virtual event here.
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.
Save the date for the 2021 Virginia State Bar Annual Meeting! 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. 
Stayed tuned for more topic and registration information as we get closer to the date!
Registration is open 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!

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

Looking for a job, office space, or an expert witness? Check out the VSB Classifieds today. Job postings for full-time lawyer positions are free.

Our sections, conferences, and committees are sponsoring free CLE webinarsView a list of webinars (PDF).
Stay connected to your Bar:
The VSB continues to provide essential services to Virginia’s lawyers and the public.
The VSB office at 1111 E. Main Street is closed to visitors. If you need to reach a staff person, please send an email or call the appropriate contact person. Many of our staff are teleworking and responses may be delayed. Thank you for your understanding.

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