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Amendments to Paragraph 13-5 and Bylaws

Posted on 4/22/2024
The Supreme Court of Virginia approved the proposed amendments to Paragraph 13-5 Part Six, Section IV of the Rules of Court to add a third lay member to the Committee on Lawyer Discipline (“COLD”, effective June 18, 2024.


VSB Council Welcomes New Leaders in 2024

Posted on 4/19/2024
The Virginia State Bar Council has 23 new members from across the Commonwealth whose terms will begin July 1, 2024.


Southwest Virginia Legal Aid Society Hosts Free Law Day Events in May

Posted on 4/19/2024
The Southwest Virginia Legal Aid Society (SVLAS) will host five Law Day events across Southwest Virginia in early May in an effort to provide free legal advice from experts to the public.


Senior Lawyers Conference’s Civility and Professionalism Film Now Available for MCLE Credit

Posted on 4/17/2024
The film project "Civility and Professionalism in a Successful Litigation Practice—Mentorship from the Bench and Bar" is now available as a webinar for Virginia lawyers to earn two hours of on-demand MCLE credit, including two hours of Ethics credit.


VSB News April 2024

Posted on 4/3/2024
The VSB News monthly email was sent to all Virginia lawyers on April 2, 2024.

Latest Disciplinary Actions

Jason Michael Breneman Suspension

Posted on 4/18/2024
On April 9, 2024, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board administratively suspended Jason Michael Breneman’s license to practice law for failing to comply with a subpoena duces tecum issued by the Bar. Orders published.

Melissa D. Johnson Public Reprimand

Posted on 4/11/2024
Effective April 8, 2024, the Sixth District Subcommittee of the Virginia State Bar issued a public reprimand with terms to Melissa D. Johnson. Order published.

Jessica Ralsten Casey Public Reprimand

Posted on 4/4/2024
Effective April 3, 2024, the First District Committee of the Virginia State Bar issued a public reprimand with terms to Jessica Ralsten Casey. Order published.

Matthew Gregory Finley Public Reprimand

Posted on 4/3/2024
Effective March 26, 2024, the Second District, Section I Committee of the Virginia State Bar issued a public reprimand with terms to Matthew Gregory Finley for violating professional rules. Order published.

Edward Scott Smalley Public Reprimand

Posted on 4/1/2024
Effective March 28, 2024, the Seventh District Subcommittee of the Virginia State Bar issued a public reprimand with terms to Edward Scott Smalley for violating professional rules. Order published.

Upcoming Events

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Apr 02   |VSB-Sponsored Free and Low-cost CLE Webinars - ongoingVarious, VAWEB12345
Apr 23   |12th Annual Past President's DinnerRichmond, VA0423224PPD
Apr 24   |Disciplinary Board Hearing—ShapiroConference Call, 042424DISC
Apr 24   |Executive Committee MeetingRichmond, VA042424EC
Apr 25   |Strategic Planning RetreatWinchester, VASPC042424
Apr 25   |S Corporation Basics and Transaction Considerations—Part 1Virtual, TX42524CLE
Apr 25   |YLC Remote Meditation MeetingVirtual, YLC042524
Apr 26   |Disciplinary Board HearingsVaried, VA042624DISC
Apr 26   |6th Annual Legal Writing WorkshopWashington, DCED042624
Apr 26   |Young Lawyers Conference Board MeetingFredericksburg, VAYLC042624

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