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May 27, 2021

Comments Sought on Plan to Raise Cap on Awards to Clients Harmed by Lawyers to $100,000

The Virginia State Bar Clients’ Protection Fund Board seeks comments on proposed amendments to the Clients’ Protection Fund Rules as they pertain to caps on awards for losses due to lawyer malfeasance. 

The purpose of the amendments is to raise the per-petitioner cap from $75,000 to $100,000 for losses incurred on or after July 1, 2021. The amendments will be presented to Bar Council on October 29, 2021. 

The current rule and the proposed changes may be found here.

Inspection and Comment

Any individual, business, or other entity may file written comments in support of or in opposition to the proposed changes with Vivian R. Byrd, Clients’ Protection Fund Administrator, not later than September 30, 2021. Comments may be submitted by mail to 1111 East Main Street, Suite 700, Richmond, Virginia 23219-0026 or by email to

Updated: Sep 01, 2021