Ethics Developments in Virginia (2017-2018 Credit)

Published by Virginia Trial Lawyers Association


James McCauley, ethics counsel for the Virginia State Bar, reviews developments and insight on hot topics in legal ethic opinions and rules for 2017, including:

* LEO 1884, lobbying firms that employ legislator
* LEO 1886, lawyer impairment and duty of supervising attorney
* Rule amendments on lawyer advertising; client perjury; and cybersecurity and the duty to protect client data

Concludes with an in-depth discussion on online lead generating companies.

James M. McCauley
James M. McCauley is the Ethics Counsel for the Virginia State Bar. Mr. McCauley frequently lectures and writes about legal ethics. He teaches Professional Responsibility at the T.C. Williams School of Law in Richmond, Virginia. He is a Fellow of the Virginia Law Foundation and the American Bar Foundation. Mr. McCauley is a member of the American Bar Association’s Center for Professional Responsibility, the National Organization of Bar Counsel and the Association for Professional Responsibility...More

Originally Published

March 30, 2017

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  • Ethics Developments in Virginia - Paper
  • Ethics Developments in Virginia - Video

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