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October 27, 2008

New Member Directory Requires Members To Opt-Out Rather than Opt-In


On October 17, 2008, the Virginia State Bar Council voted unanimously to provide on its website a comprehensive Virginia Lawyer Directory that will include contact information for all active-status Virginia lawyers in good standing, except those who opt out of the list.

The directory is scheduled to be launched on January 6, 2009. It will be accessible on the public area of the VSB website. Visitors will be able to look up a lawyer’s name, address, and telephone number of record by searching for the lawyer’s last name. E-mail addresses will not be included in the directory.

The opt-out selection feature is scheduled to be available in early November. To opt out, go to the VSB site at www.vsb.org and log in to the Member Login site in the upper right corner. Go to Virginia Lawyer Directory Options and choose Opt Out. If you change your mind later, you can be included by choosing Opt In. If you do nothing, your name will be included in the directory.

Updated: Oct 27, 2008