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October 17, 2012

VSB Diversity Conference requests comments for inclusion on Executive Committee

The creation of the VSB Diversity Conference was approved by the Virginia State Bar Council at its June 2009 meeting. As originally proposed, the Diversity Conference would have had ex-officio representation on Council and on the Council’s Executive Committee. During its deliberations and final vote, the Council deleted the inclusion of an ex-officio representative on the Executive Committee.  

Now in its third year, the Diversity Conference has unanimously resolved to ask the Executive Committee of Council to recommend to Council ex-officio representation of the Diversity Conference on the Executive Committee.

Information about the Diversity Conference may be found at its website, The conference strives to strengthen the Virginia State Bar by increasing the awareness of the organizational benefits of diversity and inclusion and enhance public confidence in the judicial branch by promoting demographics that reflect the population it serves.

The proposed action by the Executive Committee is published for public comment, which should be submitted in writing to Karen A. Gould, Executive Director, Virginia State Bar, 707 E. Main Street, Suite 1500, Richmond, VA 23219 or to no later than the end of business on January 15, 2013.

Updated: Oct 26, 2012