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December 15, 2021

Comments Sought on Proposed Changes to JCEC Procedures and Policies

The Virginia State Bar seeks comments on proposed changes to the Judicial Candidate Evaluation Committee’s (JCEC) Procedures and Policies.

The proposed changes are noted below with deletions denoted by strikethrough and additions with underlining. 

The Virginia State Bar (VSB) Judicial Candidate Evaluation Committee (JCEC or Committee) consists of thirteenfifteen active lawyer members, one from each of the bar’s ten disciplinary districts and threefive from the state at large, elected to staggered three-year terms by Council on recommendation of the nominating committee. Committee members are not eligible to serve a second consecutive three-year term, but former members may serve as members pro tempore.

Inspection and Comment

Any individual, business, or other entity may file or submit written comments in support of or in opposition to the proposed changes with Karen A. Gould, Executive Director of the Virginia State Bar, not later than February 1, 2022. Comments may be submitted via email to

Updated: Dec 15, 2021