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August 23, 2021

VSB Seeks Comments on Judicial Candidate Evaluation Exemption from VFOIA

The Virginia State Bar is seeking public comment on a proposal to lobby the General Assembly to amend the Code of Virginia to include a VFOIA exemption for the Judicial Candidate Evaluation Committee (JCEC).

The proposal would amend Va. Code Sections 2.2-3705.7 and 2.2-3711 to make most records of the JCEC exempt from public disclosure, and to allow its meetings to be held in closed session, respectively.

Inspection and Comment

The proposed amendments may be inspected here.

Any individual, business, or other entity may file or submit written comments in support of or in opposition to the proposed opinion with Karen A. Gould, executive director of the Virginia State Bar, not later than September 30, 2021. Comments may be submitted via email to

Updated: Aug 23, 2021