Chairs Handbook

Virginia State Bar
Committee, Section, and Conference Chairs Handbook

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Table of Contents

Complete Handbook (pdf)*
I. VSB Operation and Strategic Plan
A. Creation of Virginia State Bar
B. Mission Statement
C. Governance
D. Council Bylaws Establishing Sections (Article XI)
E.  VSB Bylaws Establishing Committees (Article V)
F. Calendar of Important Dates and Deadlines
G. VSB Strategic Plan (2019–2024)
H. JLARC Summary on VSB

II. VSB Organization and Staff Support
A. Organization Chart
B. Staff Directory
C. Section and Conference Staff Liaisons and VSB Contacts
D. Committee Staff Liaisons
E. Duties of Staff Liaisons
F. Impact Statement for New Programs/Projects

III. VSB Policies
A. Policy Governing Legislative Activities
B. Policy Governing Regulatory Activities
C. VSB Conduct, Conflict of Interest and Gift Policy
D. Policy Concerning the Use and Disclosure of VSB Email Addresses
E. Policy on Solicitation or Receipt of Funds and Grants and Request Form
F. Social Media Policy
G. Policy on Content of Publications of Virginia State Bar Committees, Sections, Conferences, and Virginia Lawyer
H. Digital Privacy Policy
V. Budget and Finance
A. Overview of Financial Operation and Budget Process
B. Financial Policies
C. Volunteer Expense Reimbursement Policies and Procedures*
*Effective January 1, 2021 the IRS has decreased the standard mileage rate to $0.56 per mile. 
VI. Communications 
A. Virginia Lawyer
B. Brochures
C. Videos
D. Annual Report

VII. Sections and Conferences
A. General Information
B. Historical List of Sections and Conferences
C. Section Membership Structure, Dues, and Billing
D. Budget Preparation and Expenditures E. Newsletters, Websites, and Electronic Communications
F. CLE Seminars and Educational Programs
G. MCLE Regulations and Compliance
Updated: Sep 22, 2021