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The VI Bar Herald
      The Source for VI Legal Info       OnePaper Community Edition       October 24th, 2014      
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Board of Governors Adopts Grievance Form
   The Board of Governors of the Virgin Islands has adopted a new Grievance Form to expedite the filing of complaints against attorneys. Tom Bolt, President of the Bar Association, commended the members of the Bar's Professional Ethics and Grievance Committee for their work in bringing this project to fruition.
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What is the Standard of Care in Determining Legal Malpractice
   ALPS claims statistics show that one of the reasons why plaintiffs' personal injury attorneys are the number one source of malpractice claims is that allegedly they occasionally settle suits without their clients' consent.
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Succession Planning for Solo & Small Firm Practitioners
   Recently several Virgin Islands solo practioners' untimely deaths created havoc for the respective attorneys' clients. Succession planning could have alleviated much of the confusion. ALPS Risk Manager Bob explains steps that attorneys can take now to assist their clients.
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Current Rules Requiring Truthfulness and Honesty in Lawyering
   The ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct require truthfulness and honesty in lawyering. VIBA presents a compilation of same.
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Opinion of Professional Ethics & Grievance Committee
   The St. Croix Committee of the Bar's Professional Ethics & Grievance Committee has issued the following opinion.
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