News and Information
February 24, 2014

Highlights of the February 22, 2014, Virginia State Bar Council Meeting

At its meeting on February 22, 2014, in Richmond, the Virginia State Bar Council heard the following significant reports and took the following actions:

Use and Disclosure of VSB E-Mail Addresses

The council approved the following amendment to the VSB e-mail policy.

The Virginia State Bar will send group e-mails to its members only:

1) in circumstances as determined to be appropriate by the executive director or a

majority of the officers of the bar,

2) in a periodic electronic newsletter of official bar news according to guidelines and in a

format to be determined by the Communications Committee, and

(3) in a periodic electronic newsletter by the president regarding items of interest, and

34) in the case of e-mails to their members from bar conferences, sections, committees

and task forces, e-mails may be sent as necessary.

Pursuant to Va. Code§ 2.2-3705.1(10), member e-mail addresses are exempt from public disclosure, provided the member has asked the VSB not to disclose it.  Such requests can be made on the annual dues statement or in writing to the membership department of the VSB.  In the absence of such a request, member e-mail addresses are record information subject to disclosure to third parties who ask for such information.

Updated: Feb 24, 2014