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September 12, 2022

Volunteers Sought for VSB Vacancies

Volunteers are needed to serve on Virginia State Bar (VSB) boards and committees. All appointments will be for the terms specified, beginning on July 1, 2023

The following available appointments are made by the Supreme Court of Virginia:

  • Disciplinary Board: 4 lawyer vacancies and 1 lay member vacancy.

Prior district committee service is required. The Disciplinary Board will initially review applications and refer them to the Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee will then make recommendations to the VSB Executive Committee and Council for consideration at their February 2023 meetings. The Council will make a recommendation to the Supreme Court in March 2023.

A writing sample that responds to a disciplinary system hypothetical fact pattern may be found at https://bit.ly/DBwrite (Word doc will download) and must be submitted with the application. 

Appointed members may serve two consecutive 3-year terms. An unexpired term appointment may serve two consecutive 3-year terms after completing the unexpired term.

In their résumé, applicants should highlight:

  • Litigation experience
  • Familiarity with Part 6, Sec. IV, Paragraph 13 of the Rules of Court
  • Judicial or quasi-judicial experience
  • Familiarity with Rules of Evidence
  • Experience with the Disciplinary system

For Disciplinary Board positions, applications, along with a brief résumé and the writing sample, must be received by November 21, 2022, addressed to Jay B. Myerson, Chair, VSB Nominating Committee, Virginia State Bar, 1111 E. Main St., Suite 700, Richmond, VA 23219-0026, or emailed to nominations@vsb.org.
 

  • Medical Malpractice Review Panels (MMRPs): 3 lawyer vacancies available immediately, 20 lawyer vacancies available July 1, 2023.

To be qualified to serve on MMRPs, a lawyer must be: (1) impartial, (2) an active in-good-standing member of the VSB, and (3) actively practicing.

Members will serve a 3-year term beginning immediately or on July 1, 2023.  Terms are staggered with one-third of the members to be rotated off each year. Further information on the MMRP process can be found at Va. Code § 8.01-581.3. The Medical Malpractice Rules of Practice can be found in Volume 11 of the Code and online here.  

Lawyers who are interested in serving should submit a letter of interest and a resume to: Cameron M. Rountree, Executive Director, Virginia State Bar at mmrp@vsb.org by November 7, 2022.

If you have questions, please contact Mr. Rountree at mmrp@vsb.org.
 

  • Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board: 3 lawyer vacancies.

Members may serve two consecutive 3-year terms.  An unexpired term appointment may serve two consecutive 3-year terms after completing the unexpired term.

Lawyers who are interested in serving should submit a letter of interest and a resume to: Cameron M. Rountree, Executive Director, VSB at nominations@vsb.org by November 7, 2022.

If you have questions, please contact Mr. Rountree at nominations@vsb.org.

Updated: Sep 13, 2022