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January 05, 2021

Be a Leader at the Bar in 2021

The Virginia State Bar seeks Virginia lawyers and nonlawyers to serve on its many boards and committees that work to improve the legal system in the Commonwealth. 

There are three ways to serve: 

President-elect Jay Myerson seeks lawyers interested in serving on special and standing committees. The committees include those that oversee budget and finance, legal ethics, professionalism, access to legal services, and several others. Applications are due February 19.

The Standing Committee on Lawyer Discipline is soliciting applicants – both lawyer and nonlawyer – for disciplinary district committee vacancies. These local committees review complaints about lawyers and investigate claims within their districts. Applications in the form of a résumé and short statement of interest are due February 28, 2021, to Stephanie Blanton – either via email ( or mailed to her at Virginia State Bar, 1111 East Main Street, Suite 700, Richmond, VA 23219-0026.

The Bar’s Nominating Committee is accepting applications from Virginia lawyers for the Clients’ Protection Fund Board, the Judicial Candidate Evaluation Committee, and the Executive Committee of Bar Council. Applications are due by March 26, 2021.  

Terms begin July 1, 2021, and applicants must submit a résumé and brief statement of interest for each candidacy. You are welcome to contact VSB Executive Director Karen Gould to discuss your best opportunity to serve. 

Additionally, elections for Bar Council, the VSB's governing body, will happen again in April – for terms also beginning in July. Consider running for a potential vacancy.

General information about Bar Service Opportunities here. 

Updated: Jan 06, 2021