Free Ethics CLE Offered by Virginia State Bar

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Before You Say “Yes” to Serving on a Board, Know What is Expected: Part 2 – Ethical issues for Attorney-Directors and Pro Bono Lawyers.

Wednesday, October 15, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. For attorneys, working with a nonprofit organization can be a rewarding way to serve the community and meet pro bono obligations. Rule 6.1 of the Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct sets forth a commitment of 2% of the lawyer’s professional time. Many nonprofits are eager to work with lawyers, either as Board members, counsel to the nonprofit, cooperating referral attorneys, or all of the above. While many ethical issues that arise in the context of nonprofits mirror those that arise in a lawyer’s practice outside the nonprofit context, there are some issues that are unique to nonprofits. Also, many in the bar provide pro bono services through volunteering at Legal Aid or directly through their firm. This webinar will focus on the ethical expectations of attorneys providing pro bono services in either capacity.

Attorneys seeking CLE credit for their attendance are asked to certify during registration that they will render pro bono publico legal services (such as poverty law, civil rights law, public interest law, and volunteer activities designed to increase the availability of pro bono legal services) per Rule 6.1 of the Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct in an amount at least commensurate with the MCLE credit earned. 1.5 hours of MCLE Credit pending for this program.

The Pro Bono and Board Governance webinar series is co-sponsored by the Virginia State Bar, the Pro Bono Clearinghouse of the Greater Richmond Bar Foundation, and Sands Anderson PC.

Click here to register.

Play in the WBA Annual Golf Tournament

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Don’t forget to sign up for the October 3rd WBA Golf Tournament!  The lowest scoring golf team will have a $300 donation in their name to the charity of their choice, and the team with the highest amount of shots (i.e., the team upon which Leo Rogers is playing) will have a $200 donation in their name to the charity of their choice, courtesy of the Williamsburg Bar Association.  You can still raise money and support a great cause, regardless of how poorly you play!  It’s also FREE to all WBA members and their guests.

The tournament will take place at Kiskiack Golf Course, Friday, October 3rd at 1PM.  Kiskiack is located at 8104 Club Dr, Williamsburg, VA 23188.

The Cookout will be held immediately thereafter at 5:30 pm, also at Kiskiack.

Please click HERE to RSVP to the Golf Tournament.

 

 

WBA Chooses Officers for 2014-2015

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At its April meeting, the WBA Board chose its proposed slate of officers, which was subsequently confirmed by the WBA membership at its May 20, 2014 meeting.

  • President: Gordon Klugh
  • Vice President: Matt Smith
  • Treasurer: Will Sleeth
  • Secretary: Adam Kinsman
  • Immediate Past President: Hunter Old

The WBA Board is seeking applicants for one At-Large position and the position of Membership Coordinator. This is a great networking opportunity for new attorneys — don’t hesitate to send Hunter Old an e-mail expressing your interest. If you’re interested in the WBA’s governing documents, the bylaws and articles of incorporation may be found here.