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June 10, 2020

Highlights of the June 9, 2020, Virginia State Bar Executive Committee Meeting

On March 12, 2020, the Governor of Virginia declared a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic, declaring it unsafe for public bodies to assemble in person. Therefore, the VSB Annual Meeting scheduled for June 17-20, 2020, in Virginia Beach was canceled. Additionally, the VSB Council meeting scheduled for June 18 was canceled.

The VSB Executive Committee convened telephonically on June 9, 2020, and heard the following significant report and took the following action.

Rule 1A:8, Military Spouse Provisional Admission
By a vote of 11–2, the Executive Committee voted to recommend revisions to Supreme Court of Virginia Rule 1A:8. The proposed amendments request the removal of Section 4, requiring supervision and direction of local counsel for attorneys barred under this rule. An additional amendment updates the CLE requirement in Section 2. (k). The proposed changes will be presented to the Supreme Court of Virginia for approval.

Updated: Jun 10, 2020