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February 25, 2021

Bar Council Elections: Are You In the Correct Circuit?

Thirteen circuits will hold elections this year for 23 vacancies on the Virginia State Bar Council. Active and in good standing lawyers are eligible to run and vote in circuits 4, 8, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 23, 28, and 30.

Where you vote and what circuit you may run in is determined by your address of record (AOR) with the VSB. Your AOR may be your home address or your work address, but it must be recorded with the VSB by March 15, 2021 to be your valid AOR for election purposes.

Lawyers may update their AOR on the VSB attorney portal.

On March 2, 2021, lawyers in the preceding circuits will receive a detailed email with instructions on how to get on the ballot. All applications must be received by 4:45 pm EST on April 1.

Voting begins on April 12 and ends April 29 at midnight. The VSB needs lawyers to represent their circuits and help decide the issues that affect all lawyers, and we encourage all those interested to participate.

Updated: Feb 25, 2021