Professional Guidelines

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The Virginia State Bar

Professional Guidelines

Organization & Government of the Virginia State Bar

Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia Part 6, § IV

1.  NAME

2.  MEMBERSHIP

3.  CLASSES OF MEMBERS

4.  OFFICERS

5.  THE COUNCIL

6.  ELECTION OF COUNCIL

7.  MEETINGS OF THE COUNCIL

8.  ANNUAL MEETING OF THE VIRGINIA STATE BAR

9.  POWERS OF THE COUNCIL

10. PROMULGATION OF LEGAL ETHICS, UNAUTHORIZED PRACTICE OF LAW OPINIONS, AND RULES OF COURT; INFORMAL STAFF OPINIONS OF ETHICS COUNSEL; AND COMPLAINTS OF UNAUTHORIZED PRACTICE OF LAW.

11. DUES

12. DISBURSEMENTS

13. PROCEDURE FOR DISCIPLINING, SUSPENDING, AND DISBARRING ATTORNEYS

13.1. SUSPENSION FOR FAILURE TO COMPLETE PROFESSIONALISM COURSE

13.2. SUSPENSION FOR FAILURE TO COMPLETE CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT

13.4  INSURANCE COVERAGE REQUIREMENT FOR RESPONDENTS UNDER VA. CODE § 54.1-3935(D)

14.  PROFESSIONAL CORPORATIONS, PROFESSIONAL LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES AND LIMITED LIABILITY PARTNERSHIPS (LIMITED LIABILITY ENTITIES). (Limited Liabilities Entities).

15.  THIRD YEAR STUDENT RULE

16.  CLIENTS' PROTECTION FUND

17.  MANDATORY CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION RULES

18.  FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

19.  PROCEDURE FOR THE ADMINISTRATIVE SUSPENSION OF A MEMBER

20.  MAINTENANCE OF TRUST ACCOUNTS NOTICE OF ELECTION REQUIREMENTS

21.  COMPUTERIZED LEGAL RESEARCH SERVICE RULE

22. VOLUNTARY PRO BONO PUBLICO LEGAL SERVICES REPORTING

23. ATTORNEY WELLNESS FUND

Updated: June 25, 2020