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December 08, 2020

VSB Proposes Changes to Bylaws Governing Election of the President-elect

The Virginia State Bar is seeking VSB Council authorization to modify Paragraph 4 of the Rules of Court and the Bylaws governing the VSB to better conform with modern voting practices. 

The Supreme Court of Virginia must be petitioned to approve the proposed changes to Paragraph 4 of the Rules of Court.

The proposed changes, as well as the current rules, may be viewed in the VSB Professional Guidelines 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 Karen A. Gould, executive director of the Virginia State Bar, not later than February 12, 2021.

Comments may be submitted by mail to 1111 East Main Street, Suite 700, Richmond, Virginia 23219-0026 or by email to


Edited 12/14/20 to extend comments deadline.

Updated: Dec 14, 2020