The Clients’ Protection Fund Board makes monetary awards to people who have suffered financial losses because of the dishonest conduct of Virginia lawyers. The fund is managed by a fourteen-member board appointed by the Virginia State Bar Council. Board members investigate all petitions from clients for payments from the fund. The board hears each petition and determines the amount of loss.
The Board is composed of 14 members (13 lawyers, 1 lay member). Volunteers are solicited beginning in late November in Virginia Lawyer magazine, in emails, and online; applications are due in early January. Applicants send a brief résumé and a short statement of interest to [email protected]. All members serve 3-year terms, with two consecutive terms allowed.
At any point throughout the year, see the current list of vacancies for opportunities to serve.
Upcoming meetings may be found on the Calendar, and are subject to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act. Agendas and call in numbers will be provided on the meeting entry on the Calendar.