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August 24, 2022

​Clients’ Protection Fund Pays $127,061 in Last Fiscal Year

The Virginia State Bar’s Clients’ Protection Fund (CPF) paid $127,061 for 28 claims during FY 2021-2022.

At its most recent meeting on April 22, 2022, the CPF disbursed $79,871.40 in payments to 12 former clients of eight Virginia attorneys.

Completely funded by Virginia lawyers, the Clients’ Protection Fund was created by the Supreme Court of Virginia in 1976 and reimburses people who have lost money due to the dishonest conduct of a Virginia lawyer. The CPF is a key aspect of the privilege of self-regulation and seeks to promote justice and public confidence in the honor and integrity of the legal profession.

For more information of the CPF, please contact Vivian R. Byrd, administrator to Clients’ Protection Fund by email or at (804) 775-0572.

Updated: Aug 25, 2022