News and Information
October 30, 2015

Supreme Court of Virginia Takes Action on Rules

Effective immediately, the Supreme Court of Virginia:

  • Amended Paragraph 10, Section IV of the Rules for Integration of the Virginia State Bar, Part Six of the Rules of the Court, Promulgation of Legal Ethics, Unauthorized Practice of Law Opinions, and Rules of Court; Informal Staff Opinions of Ethics Counsel; and Complaints of Unauthorized Practice of Law; (see revisions with changes marked) and
  • Amended Part Three A, Appendix of Forms, Form 6 (Suggested Questions to Be Put by the Court to an Accused Who Has Pleaded Guilty (Rule 3A:8)) & 11 (Misdemeanor Proceedings in District and Circuit Courts (Rule 3A:8(b)(2); Rule 7C:6; and Rule 8:18)).


Effective January 1, 2016, the Court:

  • Amended Rule 5:21, Special Rules Applicable to Certain Appeals of Right;
  • Amended Rule 5:35, Attorney's Fees, Costs, and Notarized Bill of Costs, and  5A:30, Attorney Fees, Costs and Notarized Bill of Costs;
  • Amended Rules 5:13A, Digital Appellate Record: Preparation and Transmission, and  5A:10A, Digital Appellate Record: Preparation and Transmission; and
  • Added Part Ten, Provision of Legal Services Following Determination of Major Disaster.

Effective July 1, 2016, the Court:

Updated: Oct 30, 2015