Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Course

Part 6, § IV, ¶ 13.1, Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia

By order of the Supreme Court of Virginia, this mandatory course must be completed within twenty-four months of becoming an active lawyer in the Virginia State Bar. For lawyers admitted by bar exam, this is usually one year from the time you register with the Virginia State Bar following notice of your licensure by the Virginia Board of Bar Examiners. Lawyers admitted by reciprocity or as Virginia corporate counsel must also complete the course within one year of registering with the Virginia State Bar, following being sworn in by the Supreme Court of Virginia.

This is a one-time requirement for active lawyers only, separate from the annual Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) requirement pursuant to Paragraph 17(C) and Paragraph 13.2.

Failure to attend this course within twenty-four months of becoming an active lawyer will result in administrative suspension of an attorney’s license, pursuant to Paragraph 19.

Updated: Jun 01, 2021