News and Information
January 30, 2017

Council Elections

If you are interested in serving on Council, the Virginia State Bar's governing body, there will be an election conducted in the following circuits by electronic ballot. To be eligible to run, you must be an active member in good standing of the circuit as of March 15, 2017. You must file a nominating petition with the executive director at elections@vsb.org on or before March 31, 2017. The nominating petition shall be signed by not fewer than ten other members eligible to vote in the circuit, and shall be accompanied by a statement of qualifications not exceeding one hundred and fifty words (in Word format) and a digital photograph (head shot). It is recommended you describe what is it about your background that makes you well suited to the position and what you hope to accomplish as a member of bar council.

sample petition (PDF file)

 

Circuit 1

1 seat (incumbent not eligible for re-election)

Circuit 2

2 seats (1 incumbent not eligible for re-election)

Circuit 4

1 seat (incumbent eligible for 2nd term)

Circuit 7

1 seat (incumbent is not eligible for re-election)

Circuit 9

1 seat (incumbent eligible for 2nd term)

Circuit 11

1 seat (incumbent eligible for 2nd term)

Circuit 13

2 seats (1 incumbent is not seeking re-election)

Circuit 14

1 seat (incumbent eligible for 2nd term)

Circuit 15

1 seat (incumbent eligible for 2nd term)

Circuit 18

1 seat (incumbent is not eligible for re-election)

Circuit 19

6 seats (1 incumbent is not eligible for re-election)

Circuit 20

1 seat (incumbent is not eligible for re-election)

Circuit 25

1 seat (incumbent is not eligible for re-election)

 

An election by meeting will be conducted in the 10th Circuit, which has 1 Council seat.  The incumbent is eligible for re-election. The election date has been set by Chief Judge Leslie M. Osborn. It will be held at the Charlotte Circuit Court on Friday, April 14, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.  Nominations will be made at the circuit meeting or by any member eligible to vote in the circuit. No supporting petition or second for such nomination will be required.

Updated: Jan 30, 2017