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Adopted | changes to paragraph 3 modifying status of Emeritus Members allowed to provide pro bono services. Approved by the Supreme Court of Virginia. Effective March 1, 2018.

Effective March 1, 2018, the Supreme Court of Virginia approved changes to the rules governing emeritus status in the Virginia State Bar.

Among other things, the amendments to Paragraph 3(e) of Part 6, Section IV of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia alter the number of years an attorney must have been engaged in active practice before becoming an emeritus member, and they abolish the requirement to practice under the direct supervision of legal aid attorneys.

 
View the Supreme Court of Virginia order (PDF)

Updated: January 3, 2018