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June 15, 2021

Annual License Renewals Mailed: What’s New this Year?

Virginia lawyers’ annual renewal statements for the 2021–22 year are mailed in mid-June to each lawyer’s address of record. Lawyers are now able to renew their licenses and pay annual dues completely online in the lawyer portal. Log in today to renew your license.

The annual license renewal deadline has returned to the standard Supreme Court of Virginia Rule mandated date of July 31, 2021.  

The amount assessed to each active lawyer for the Clients’ Protection Fund has been reduced from $10 to $5 per year.

Delinquency and reinstatement fees, which are assessed on each of the four rules of court not met by the deadline(s), were reduced by half.

As a public health precaution, the VSB offices remain closed to the public. Please consider using the VSB member portal or a trackable express delivery method if sending close to the July 31 deadline. Please be advised if you intend to mail or deliver renewals/payments to the Virginia State Bar, deliveries are only accepted from the following services: USPS, UPS, Fed Ex, DHL, and Richmond Express. All renewal requirements must be received by 4:45 pm on July 31, 2021. 

Voluntary Pro Bono reporting: All active and associate members are encouraged to report their pro bono contributions this year, which will be recorded anonymously unless an attorney chooses to provide a name and/or Bar ID. Amendments to Paragraph 22 Voluntary Pro Bono Publico Legal Services reporting became effective May 15, 2020. 

Emeritus status: If you’re considering retirement, the Court made changes to the requirements for emeritus status in December 2017 making it easier to transition to pro-bono-only work.

Please contact the VSB Regulatory Compliance Department at (804) 775-0530, or email membership@vsb.org if you have questions about your renewal statement.

Updated: Jun 14, 2021