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November 24, 2020

Supreme Court of Virginia Seeks Comment on Admission of Military Spouses

The Supreme Court of Virginia is seeking public comment on the provisional admittance of dependent spouses of active duty service members to the practice of law in the Commonwealth without examination.

The amendments would effect Rule 1A:8, Military Spouse Provisional Admission. The Court has made changes to the original proposed amendments to the Rule suggested by the Military Spouse J.D. Network in February, 2020.

The Court's letter and the redlined amendments may be found here.

Comments on the proposed amended Rule must be received by February 22, 2021, and must be forwarded to:

Douglas B. Robelen, Clerk Supreme Court of Virginia, via email ( with the subject line "comment on Rule lA:8"

In the alternative, comments may be mailed to the Clerk 's office at:
100 North Ninth Street, 5th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219

Updated: Nov 24, 2020