Job Postings


Posted on 12/18/2018

The Virginia State Bar seeks an energetic, forward looking individual to assist the executive director with all internal and external operations. Working collaboratively with the executive and senior management team, this position will advise staff and volunteers about state procedures and legal requirements; oversee bar compliance with the Virginia Freedom of Information Act and Conflict of Interests Act; work broadly and strategically on complex policy, legal, and administrative matters; and help identify, drive, and communicate organizational priorities, partnerships, infrastructure, and budgetary needs for achieving bar goals and objectives. In addition, this position will represent the bar to the public and key stakeholders, act as the liaison to the General Assembly, and monitor legislation; develop thought leadership around specific topics/emerging areas of interest; and assist with the preparation and dissemination of communications. The deputy executive director also provides executive oversight to several departments and bar functions: the clerk’s office, communications, information technology, legal access, local and specialty bar relations, lawyer referral, fee dispute resolution, and clients’ protection fund.  

To successfully support the executive director, the selected candidate will have the following qualifications and personal characteristics: 

  • Licensed to practice law and a comprehensive knowledge of the legal system 
  • Extensive experience working in a legal environment and in government relations
  • Record of providing leadership and creative solutions to problems
  • Strong management skills
  • Exceptional research and project management skills
  • Superior verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency with computers and some knowledge of emerging digital technologies
  • Strong strategic, analytical, and planning skills
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and work under pressure
  • Demonstrated ability to use common sense and good judgment
  • Results-oriented, detail-oriented, flexible, and resourceful

Selected candidate must pass criminal background and credit check.  To apply, please send cover letter, resume, writing samples, and salary requirements to Deadline to apply is Friday, January 18, 2019.  EOE