Professional Regulation

Professional Regulation at the VSB includes lawyer discipline, legal ethics, lawyer advertising and solicitation and the unauthorized practice of law. 

The Professional Regulation Department and the Ethics Department are separate operations that report independently to the executive director.

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Legal Ethics Hotline

The Virginia State Bar’s legal staff includes the ethics unit. The ethics hotline serves members of the bar and the public by answering questions regarding ethics and the unauthorized practice of law. Any member of the bar can seek informal ethics or UPL opinion advice by calling the ethics hotline or by submitting a question by email. The Ethics Department has separate, restricted servers to maintain the confidentiality of all its data. More information.

Updated: Nov 29, 2018