Roger T. Creager Steps Down as Chair of the Virginia State Bar’s Standing Committee on Legal Ethics
In June 2008, Roger T. Creager stepped down as Chair of the Virginia State Bar’s Standing Committee on Legal Ethics after completing six years of continuous service on that Committee. In 2002, the President of the Virginia State Bar, Bernard J. DiMuro, appointed Mr. Creager to serve on the Committee and he served for two three-year terms. During Mr. Creager’s tenure, the Committee issued numerous published legal ethics opinions on issues of importance to Virginia lawyers. The Committee also conducted an intensive study of the ethical standards governing use of undisclosed recordings and recommended changes on this subject matter to the Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct. Those recommended changes were published statewide for comment, and were then unanimously approved by the Council of the Virginia State Bar. At the request of the Virginia Supreme Court, the changes were published a second time for comment, and were once again approved by the Council in a nearly unanimous second vote. The proposed changes are pending before the Supreme Court of Virginia.