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Virginia issues ethics opinion regarding a virtual law office and the use of the cloud

April 10, 2013 in Cloud, Confidentiality, Electronic Files, Internet Use, Virginia by PeterK

Virginia lawyers must take care using a virtual law office or shared executive suite.  Virginia Legal Ethics Opinion 1872 (March 29, 2013). When a lawyer is using cloud computing or any
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Virginia lawyers must include advertising disclaimer when blogging about a completed case.

March 1, 2013 in Advertising, Blogs, Virginia by PeterK

In Hunter v. VA Bar, No 121472 (February 28, 2013), the Circuit Court of the City of Richmond held that a lawyer’s blog about a completed case was commercial speech and
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Lawyers may maintain client files exclusively in electronic format without any paper copies

June 3, 2006 in Electronic Files, Virginia by PeterK

Virginia lawyers may maintain client files exclusively in electronic format without any paper copies as long as the client’s interests are not prejudiced. Lawyers may also destroy paper copies as
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Virginia opinion summarizes ethical advertising rules

April 14, 2001 in Advertising, Lawyer Referral Services, Virginia by PeterK

Virginia 1750 (March 20, 2001): Discusses a wide range of advertising techniques that cross over the line from permissible promotion to false/misleading communications.

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Virginia Ethics Opinions

November 8, 1998 in Virginia by PeterK

Virginia ethics opinions are available online. Virginia Continuing Legal Education site offers opinions as well, as does Thomas Spahn.

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Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct

November 8, 1998 in Rules of Conduct, Virginia by PeterK

Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct and Professional Guidelines are available online. The Legal Information Institute offers another copy of the rules.

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Virginia Bar Association

November 8, 1998 in Virginia by PeterK

The Virginia Bar Association website is available online.

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It is not ethically permissible for a Virginia lawyer to keep and use documents inadvertently transmitted to him by opposing counsel

November 8, 1998 in Attorney-client privilege, Confidentiality, Electronic Files, Virginia, Work Product Protection by PeterK

Virginia lawyers should not keep and use documents electronically transmitted to the lawyer inadvertently by opposing counsel. Opinion 1702 (November 24, 1997).