Letters to the Editor Guidelines

  1. The editor reserves the right to select letters for publication based on space availability, topical interest, number of letters received on the same topic or area, and adherence to our guidelines. Generally, only letters from members of the bar in good standing will be published.
  2. Letters may discuss issues related to the regulation of the legal profession, improving the quality of legal services to the citizens of the state, the programs and activities of the state bar, and articles or other materials published in the Virginia Lawyer or Virginia Lawyer Register. Letters should not constitute a personal attack on others. Letters about political issues or candidates for bar offices will not be published.
  3. The editor reserves the right to edit letters for language and length.
  4. Letters will usually be limited to 250 words.
  5. Letters submitted for publication must be signed by the author. Letters received by e-mail must include the author's full name, address and phone number for verification purposes.
  6. All letters received will be acknowledged by email from the editor.


Email the editor at or write to the attention of:
Editor, 1111 East Main Street, Suite 700, Richmond, Virginia 23219-0026

Updated: Jan 30, 2018