ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Edward L. Davis, Virginia State Bar / Richmond
Edward L. Davis manages and participates in the work of the Professional Regulation Department of the Virginia State Bar charged by the Supreme Court of Virginia with enforcing its disciplinary and unauthorized practice rules. He supervises a staff of forty lawyers, investigators, and support staff who investigate and prosecute complaints of unprofessional conduct against lawyers licensed in Virginia. The staff also gives advice about legal ethics and the unauthorized practice of law. Mr. Davis reports to the Virginia State Bar’s Executive Director and works closely with the Standing Committee on Lawyer Discipline, which has oversight responsibility for the disciplinary system.
James M. McCauley, Virginia State Bar / Richmond
James M. McCauley is the Ethics Counsel for the Virginia State Bar, and manages the staff counsel serving the Standing Committees on Legal Ethics, Unauthorized Practice of Law, and Lawyer Advertising and Solicitation. He and his staff write the draft advisory opinions for the Standing Committees and provide informal advice over the telephone to members of the bar, bench, and general public on matters involving legal ethics, lawyer advertising, and the unauthorized practice of law. Mr. McCauley frequently lectures and publishes articles on matters relating to legal ethics and the unauthorized practice of law. He teaches Professional Responsibility at the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond.
Roscoe B. Stephenson, III / Covington
Roscoe B. Stephenson is a native of Covington. He has been in the practice of law since June, 1981. Until June 2014 he was with Watson & Stephenson. He teaches at the Virginia Military Institute on Legal Environment of Business and Labor and Employment Law. His service to the profession includes: Member Boyd-Graves Conference, Member Virginia State Bar Council, and Member of the Virginia State Bar Standing Committee on Lawyer Discipline. He has lectured on legal ethics for the Virginia State Bar and the Virginia Supreme Court’s Solo & Small-Firm Forum. Mr. Stephenson received his law degree from Washington & Lee School of Law, Lexington, Virginia.