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October 30, 2018

Call to Serve: VSB President-Elect Seeks Applicants to Committees

Marni E. Byrum, president-elect of the VSB, seeks Virginia lawyers willing to serve on special and standing committees in 2019. 

Among its many boards, committees, and disciplinary system bodies, there are hundreds of lawyers across the commonwealth who volunteer to help maintain the bar as a self-regulating, self-governing body. This is a chance to join in that service. 

Appointments will generally be for a three-year term, running from July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2022, with the possibility of another three-year term to follow. To encourage participation — and recognizing the time commitment — members are generally limited to serving on only one committee. Lawyer member vacancies on standing committees are limited due to requirements for a specific number of Executive Committee and Council members to serve on each committee.

Standing Committees:

  • Budget & Finance
  • Lawyer Discipline
  • Legal Ethics
  • Professionalism

Please note: it is preferred that members of the Committee on Lawyer Discipline have experience on a local disciplinary district committee, for which applicants are also currently being sought.

Special Committees:

  • Access to Legal Services
  • Bench-Bar Relations
  • Better Annual Meeting
  • Future of Law Practice
  • Lawyer Insurance
  • Lawyer Referral
  • Resolution of Fee Disputes
  • Technology and the Practice of Law

If you would like to be considered for appointment to any of the VSB committees listed, please complete the committee preference form and return it with a brief résumé by February 15, 2019

Either email the form and résumé to Asha B. Holloman at or mail them to her at: Virginia State Bar, 1111 East Main Street, Suite 700, Richmond, VA 23219-0026. 

Learn more about other Bar Service Opportunities

Updated: Oct 30, 2018