Certificate of Good Standing
Procedures For a Certificate of Good Standing From the Virginia State Bar
If you are an attorney who is licensed with the Virginia State Bar, you may request a Certificate of Good Standing from the Membership Department. That request needs to be made in writing to:
Virginia State Bar, Membership Department
1111 East Main Street, Suite 700
Richmond, Virginia 23219-3565
Please be sure to include your full name, Virginia State Bar number, a self-addressed stamped envelope, and a check for $15.00 (made payable to the Treasurer of Virginia). Any additional copies, resulting from your initial request, are $2.00 each.
Once your request is received, it will be processed and returned within two to three business days. The certificate will be mailed to your address of record, unless otherwise stated. If there is a need for an expedited certificate, please send your request with a commercial or express mail return envelope. Your request will be processed and returned within one business day. Please note that these times are approximate — not guaranteed — due to fluctuations in the number of requests received.
If you need a Certificate stating that your fitness to practice has not been challenged, your written request must state that you authorize the Virginia State Bar to search and release any information (public or private) found in your disciplinary file. This request must be notarized.