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February 29, 2016

Highlights of the February 27, 2016, Virginia State Bar Council Meeting

At its meeting on February 27, 2016, in Richmond, the Virginia State Bar Council heard the following significant reports and took the following actions:

Diversity Conference Request for Funding

By a vote of 68 to 6, the council approved funding for the Diversity Conference, which now will be included for approval in the 2016-17 budget proposal to the Supreme Court of Virginia.

Adoption of Amendments to the Judicial Candidate Evaluation Committee Policies

The council approved by unanimous vote proposed amendments to the JCEC policies. The amendments clarify procedures for evaluating judicial candidates. They define the scope and criteria of the committee’s investigation. They also create a rebuttable presumption that a candidate who had previously been evaluated for an earlier judicial appointment by the committee merits at least the same rating in the new evaluation.

Updated: Feb 29, 2016