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February 28, 2014

Comments Sought on Proposed Addition to VSB and Council Bylaws

The Virginia State Bar is seeking public comment to a proposed addition to the Bylaws of the Virginia State Bar and Council. Comments are due by May 2, 2014, to the VSB offices or Note that the proposed addition was amended by the Bylaw Committee after considering comments that were made after the original posting. The proposed amendment adds a new Part III to the bylaws providing for how the bylaws are to be amended as follows:

Part III Miscellaneous

Amending Bylaws

Upon motion of a Council member, the bylaws contained in either Part I or Part II may be amended at any regular meeting of the Bar Council provided there has been at least 30 days' notice of the proposed amendment to all Virginia State Bar members. Amendment of the bylaws must be by a two-thirds vote of the Council members present and voting at that regular meeting.

Any individual, business, or other entity may file or submit written comments in support of or in opposition to the proposed amendments with Karen A. Gould, the Executive Director of the Virginia State Bar, not later than May 2, 2014. Comments may be submitted via email to


Originally posted: Feb 28, 2014

Updated: Apr 09, 2014