News and Information
March 08, 2019

VSB Reopens Comment Period on Updated Amendments to Lawyer Discipline Rules

At its meeting on January 9, 2019, the Standing Committee on Lawyer Discipline proposed amendments to Paragraph 13 of Part 6, Section IV of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia, concerning the procedure for disciplining, suspending, and disbarring attorneys. The bar posted the proposed amendments for comments due in February and received one comment.  

At its meeting March 6, 2019, the Standing Committee on Lawyer Discipline considered the comment received, as well as input from VSB members submitted informally, and amended the proposal as to Paragraph 13-15.B. Accordingly, the Standing Committee on Lawyer Discipline is resubmitting the proposal, as amended, for comments due April 8, 2019. 

Find a full description of the proposed, updated amendments here.

Comments should be submitted in writing to:

Karen A. Gould, Executive Director
Virginia State Bar
1111 E. Main Street, Suite 700
Richmond, VA 23219-0026 

Or via email to, no later than the end of the business day April 8, 2019.

Updated: Mar 08, 2019