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September 01, 2021

VSB to Evaluate Candidates for Supreme Court of Virginia Vacancy

Additional Info Statewide Bar Groups

The Virginia State Bar and other statewide bars have been asked by the Hon. John S. Edwards, Chair of the Virginia General Assembly Senate Judiciary Committee, and the Hon. Charnielle L. Herring, Majority Leader of the House of Delegates, to evaluate candidates for a vacancy on the Supreme Court of Virginia to be created by the retirement of Justice William C. Mims on March 31, 2022.  

If you would like to be evaluated for this position by the VSB, a résumé, a brief writing sample, and responses to a questionnaire (Word document) must be submitted on or before 4:00 p.m. on September 30, 2021. Submissions should be sent electronically as a Word document (writing sample may be submitted in pdf format). Please submit your application materials by email to If you have previously applied, you do not need to reapply, but please email to indicate your interest in being considered for the Supreme Court of Virginia position. 

All applicants should also submit their materials to the following bar groups.

Interviews will be conducted on November 10, 2021. We will determine whether the interviews will be conducted in person or virtually at a later date.


Contact Asha Holloman of the Virginia State Bar if you have questions.

Updated: Sep 10, 2021