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November 18, 2022

Volunteers Sought for VSB Board and Committee Vacancies

Virginia lawyers are needed to volunteer on Virginia State Bar boards and committees beginning July 1, 2023. Lawyers must be active members and in good standing with the VSB.

Chosen applicants will serve as at-large Council members; on the Clients’ Protection Fund Board — which reimburses those who suffer a financial loss due to attorney malfeasance; on the Judicial Candidate Evaluation Committee — which interviews candidates for vacancies on the bench; and in the American Bar Association House of Delegates. 

The Nominating Committee will refer applicants to the VSB Council for consideration at its February meeting.

All appointments begin on July 1, 2023. Vacancies include:

Council Members at Large:

  • 3 lawyer vacancies; however, 3 current lawyer members are eligible for reappointment
  • Term is 3 years (members may serve two consecutive terms)
  • Appointed by the Supreme Court of Virginia

Clients’ Protection Fund Board:  

  • 3 lawyer vacancies: 1 current lawyer member from the 8th disciplinary district is not eligible for reappointment; however, 2 current lawyer members are eligible for reappointment
  • Term is 3 years (members may serve two consecutive terms)
  • Appointed by VSB Council

Judicial Candidate Evaluation Committee:  

  • 7 lawyer vacancies: 2 current at large members are not eligible for reappointment; however, 5 current lawyer members from the 3rd, 4th, 6th, 9th, and 10th disciplinary districts are not eligible for reappointment
  • Term is 3 years (members may only serve non-consecutive terms)
  • Appointed by VSB Council

American Bar Association House of Delegates:

  • 3 lawyer vacancies; however, 3 lawyer members are eligible for reappointment
  • Term is 2 years (members may serve three consecutive terms)
  • Term commences September 1, 2023
  • Appointed by VSB Council

 

Interested volunteers should send a brief statement of interest (not exceeding 150 words) and a résumé by January 9, 2023, to Jay B. Myerson, Chair, VSB Nominating Committee, Virginia State Bar, 1111 E. Main St., Suite 700, Richmond, VA 23219-0026, or by email to nominations@vsb.org.

Learn more about other Bar Service Opportunities.

Updated: Nov 18, 2022