The year 1997 proved to be exceptional in the relatively quiet area of property law. After a number of failed attempts, bills addressing the unauthorized practice of law were finally presented to the General Assembly and passed. Effective July 1, 1997, the Commonwealth of Virginia will regulate residential real estate settlements for the first time in its 390-year history.
Susan M. Pesner & Martin C. Conway,
Annual Survey of Virginia Law: Property Law,
U. Rich. L. Rev.
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