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General Information

Admission Requirements in VirginiaVirginia Board of Bar Examiners
New Admission Without Examination Rule effective February 1, 2014.

Limited Admissions

VSB Registration Requirements (Organization and Government of the Virginia State Bar, Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia Part 6, § IV, Paragraph 2)

Classes of VSB Membership (Organization and Government of the Virginia State Bar, Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia Part 6, § IV, Paragraph 3)
Change of status requests must be processed in writing to the Virginia State Bar. No online process is available.

Address of Record Requirements (Organization and Government of the Virginia State Bar, Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia Part 6, § IV, Paragraph 3)
Update Address of Record/Contact Information — Log in to the members area to edit your address (including telephone number, fax number, and email) or print this form (pdf) and mail or fax it to the VSB after filling in the information. NOTE: Virginia Corporate Counsel, Corporate Counsel Registrants, Military Legal Assistance Attorneys, and Foreign Legal Consultants cannot edit their information online. Please submit your updates via fax to (804) 775-0554; email membership@vsb.org or mail.

Annual Dues Form

           ​Associate: $125 annual dues

           Retired: must be 70 and not practicing VA law

           Judicial: send copy of appointment letter

           Emeritus: must work with a VA legal aid organization. See the requirements in Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia Part 6, § IV, Paragraph 3. (e)
 

Online Renewal – (Pay dues)
Individual attorneys may pay online during dues season. Available beginning June 19 through mid-October. Change of status requests must be processed in writing to the Virginia State Bar. No online process is available.

FAQs and Member Type Change Information

FAQs about voluntary pro bono reporting

Bar Cards 

Certificates of Good Standing

Updated: Jul 12, 2019