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August 19, 2021

Volunteers Sought for VSB Disciplinary Board Vacancies

Volunteers are needed to serve on the Disciplinary Board. Prior district committee service is required. The Disciplinary Board will initially review applications and refer them to the Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee will then make recommendations to the VSB Executive Committee and Council for consideration at their February 2022 meetings. All appointments are made by the Supreme Court of Virginia.

Appointments will be for the terms specified, beginning on July 1, 2022:

Disciplinary Board: 7 lawyer vacancies (of which 3 incumbents are not eligible for reappointment; 4 incumbents are eligible for reappointment to a second term) and 1 lay member vacancy (lay member is not eligible for reappointment).  

A writing sample that responds to a hypothetical disciplinary vignette may be found here ( Word doc will download) and must be submitted with the application in order to be considered. 

May serve two consecutive 3-year terms. Unexpired term appointments may serve two consecutive 3-year terms after completing unexpired term.

In their résumé, applicants should highlight:

  • Litigation experience
  • Leadership skills
  • Familiarity with Paragraph 13
  • Judicial or quasi-judicial experience
  • Familiarity with Rules of Evidence
  • Experience with the Disciplinary system

Applications, along with a brief résumé and the writing sample for Disciplinary Board position, should be sent by November 1, 2021, to Brian L. Buniva, Chair, VSB Nominating Committee, Virginia State Bar, 1111 E. Main St., Suite 700, Richmond, VA 23219-0026, or emailed to

Updated: Aug 25, 2021