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May 26, 2015

Virginia Adopts Notification Protocol for Lawyers Leaving Firms, Dissolving Firms

ABA/BNA Lawyers' Manual on Professional Conduct

Virginia, like Florida, has enacted an ethics rule dictating how lawyers and law firms should notify clients when lawyers leave a firm or a firm dissolves.

Attorney Allison Martin Rhodes said that while Florida and Virginia are the only two states so far to adopt specific ethics rules on departures, “I would not be surprised to see other jurisdictions follow suit as I think we are seeing a trend of increased regulatory interest in how lawyer mobility is handled.”

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