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Young Lawyers Conference

A Conference of the Virginia State Bar.

Admissions and Orientation Ceremony

A&OTwice a year, the YLC sponsors, organizes and stages a ceremony for all newly licensed attorneys where they are given the opportunity to appear before the Supreme Court of Virginia to be admitted to practice in the courts of Virginia.


To learn more about the upcoming Admissions and Orientation Ceremony, including its date and location, please see the Young Lawyers Conference upcoming meetings and events.  You may also be interested in the First Day in Practice Seminar, which will be held the day prior to the Fall Admission and Orientation Ceremony.


Interested in participating as a volunteer?  Fill out the volunteer form to have someone contact you with more information and opportunities, or view committee descriptions (.pdf) to learn more.

Schedule for the June 8, 2016 Admission Ceremony:

10:30 am      Registration Opens

11:45 am      New Lawyer Orientation Ballroom

12:15 pm     Orientation program concludes


12:30 pm     The Supreme Court of Virginia Convenes

2:30 pm       The Court Declares Itself in Recess 

Greater Richmond Convention Center

5th and Broad Streets, Richmond