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Posted on 7/25/2022

The Virginia State Bar, the regulatory agency for the legal profession in Virginia, has an immediate opening for a highly motivated and experienced trial attorney to work as an Assistant Bar Counsel in its downtown Richmond office. The Office of Bar Counsel regulates the legal profession through the review, investigation, and trial of disciplinary complaints. Complaints of attorney misconduct must be handled fairly, thoroughly, and promptly. Assistant Bar Counsel have a varied and challenging case load within a highly collaborative office environment. Responsibilities include reviewing complaints of misconduct; analyzing investigative reports and presenting recommendations; and trying misconduct cases before district committees, the Disciplinary Board, and circuit courts. The Assistant Bar Counsel will also train participants in the disciplinary system, including planning and presenting ethics and related programs at the annual disciplinary conference; present Continuing Legal Education programs to attorneys; and participate in special projects in the Office of Bar Counsel.

The selected candidate will have a Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited law school and be an active member in good standing with the Virginia State Bar with no disciplinary sanctions. He/she will also have experience as a practicing attorney, including at least five years of trial experience. Experience in a broad range of practice areas, both civil and criminal, is preferred. The successful candidate will demonstrate exceptional litigation, writing, and legal research skills; an understanding of the Rules of Professional Conduct; the ability to analyze complex issues and make sound recommendations; and the ability to work under pressure and within tight deadlines. Employment offer will be subject to employment references and criminal background checks.

This position includes a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and a challenging work environment. This position is required to work in the Richmond office and is subject to the VSB mandatory vaccination program. Send resume, writing sample, professional references, salary expectations, and cover letter to: This position is open until filled. EOE