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March 01, 2023

Supreme Court Amends Reinstatement Procedures

On March 1, 2023, the Supreme Court of Virginia amended Section IV, Paragraph 13-25(C) of the Rules for Integration of the Virginia State Bar, Part Six of the Rules of Court to read as follows:

13-25. Board Proceedings for Reinstatement.

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C. Readmission After Resignation.  If after resigning from the Bar, a former Attorney wishes to resume practicing law in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the former Attorney must apply to the Board of Bar Examiners, satisfy the character and fitness requirements, and either pass the Bar examination or meet all eligibility requirements for admission without examination under Rule 1A:1.  Before being readmitted to the Bar, the former Attorney must also satisfy any membership obligations that were delinquent when the former Attorney resigned.

The amendment is effective April 30, 2023. The Order may be found on the Court's website.

Updated: Mar 03, 2023