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November 22, 2022

President-elect Chidi I. James Seeks Members for VSB Committees

Chidi I. James, president-elect of the VSB, seeks active and in-good-standing Virginia lawyers willing to serve on special and standing committees in 2023. 

Much of the work of the Virginia State Bar is done through its committees, and the Bar needs lawyers willing to serve. Appointments will generally be for a three-year term, running from July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2026, with the possibility of another three-year term to follow. The work of the committees is time consuming and can require substantial time to fulfill the requirements of the job.

To encourage participation—and recognizing the time commitment—lawyers are generally limited to serve on one
committee. The number of available positions is limited, but an attempt to accommodate as many people as possible will be made.

The committees are as follows:

Standing Committees:
Access to Legal Services
Budget & Finance
Legal Ethics

Special Committees:    
Bench-Bar Relations
Better Annual Meeting
Lawyer Insurance
Lawyer Referral
Resolution of Fee Disputes         
Technology and the Future Practice of Law    

* Lawyer vacancies on standing committees are limited due to requirements for a specific number of Executive Committee and VSB Council members to serve on each committee.

If you would like to be considered for appointment to any of the VSB committees listed, please complete the form (PDF) and return it with a brief résumé by February 18, 2023, by email to Shawne Moore at or mail Virginia State Bar, Shawne Moore, 1111 East Main Street, Suite 700, Richmond, VA 23219-0026

Learn more about other Bar Service Opportunities

Updated: Nov 21, 2022