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November 30, 2022

An Overview of VSB Volunteer Opportunities

Virginia lawyers are needed to volunteer on Virginia State Bar boards and committees beginning July 1, 2023. Lawyers must be active members and in good standing with the VSB.

All members of VSB boards and committees serve 3-year terms, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2026, with two consecutive terms allowed, except VSB Council’s Executive Committee and the Judicial Candidate Evaluation Committee.

The work of the committees is time consuming and can require substantial time to fulfill the requirements of the job. To encourage participation—and recognizing the time commitment—lawyers are generally limited to serve on one committee. The number of available positions is limited, but an attempt to accommodate as many people as possible will be made.

A full explanation of the nominating and appointment process is available on the Bar Service Volunteer Opportunities page.

Current vacancies are categorized by nomination and appointment process with available additional details organized by deadline.

Nominated by VSB Council’s Nominating Committee, voted on by full Council

Council Members at Large:

  • 3 lawyer vacancies; however, 3 current lawyer members are eligible for reappointment
  • Term is 3 years (members may serve two consecutive terms)
  • Appointed by the Supreme Court of Virginia

Clients’ Protection Fund Board:  

  • 3 lawyer vacancies: 1 current lawyer member from the 8th disciplinary district is not eligible for reappointment; however, 2 current lawyer members are eligible for reappointment
  • Term is 3 years (members may serve two consecutive terms)
  • Appointed by VSB Council

Judicial Candidate Evaluation Committee:  

  • 7 lawyer vacancies: 2 current at large members are not eligible for reappointment; 5 current lawyer members from the 3rd, 4th, 6th, 9th, and 10th disciplinary districts are not eligible for reappointment
  • Term is 3 years (members may only serve non-consecutive terms)
  • Appointed by VSB Council

American Bar Association House of Delegates:

  • 3 lawyer vacancies; however, 3 lawyer members are eligible for reappointment
  • Term is 2 years (members may serve three consecutive terms)
  • Term commences September 1, 2023
  • Appointed by VSB Council

Deadline: January 9, 2023

Materials: Brief statement of interest (150 words maximum) and a résumé.

Submission: Jay B. Myerson, Chair, VSB Nominating Committee, Virginia State Bar, 1111 E. Main St., Suite 700, Richmond, VA 23219-0026, or by email to nominations@vsb.org.


Appointed by the VSB President-elect

Standing Committees: *

  • Access to Legal Services
  • Budget & Finance
  • Legal Ethics
  • Professionalism

Special Committees:    

  • Bench-Bar Relations
  • Better Annual Meeting
  • Lawyer Insurance
  • Lawyer Referral
  • Resolution of Fee Disputes         
  • Technology and the Future Practice of Law    

* Lawyer vacancies on standing committees are limited due to requirements for a specific number of Executive Committee and VSB Council members to serve on each committee.

Deadline: February 18, 2023

Materials: Complete the form (PDF) and return with a brief résumé.

Submission: Email to Shawne Moore at committees@vsb.org or mail Virginia State Bar, Shawne Moore, 1111 East Main Street, Suite 700, Richmond, VA 23219-0026.


Nominated by local representatives on VSB Council, voted on by full Council 

Disciplinary District Committees

See Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia Part 6, § IV Rule 13-4 for eligibility requirements.

The chart below lists committee vacancies by judicial circuit. Some current committee members are eligible for reappointment. V- indicates a true vacancy seeking a candidate. R- indicates a reappointment is pending approval.

District

Judicial Circuits represented by the Disciplinary District

Attorney Vacancies
(V/R)*

Non-attorney Vacancies
(V/R)*

1st District Committee

1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 8th

(0/2)

(1/1)

2nd District Committees (2 sections)

2nd, 4th 

(2/3)

(2/2)

3rd District Committees (3 sections)

6th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th

(5/1)

(4/2)

4th District Committees (2 sections)

17th, 18th

(3/3)

(1/1)

5th District Committees (3 sections)

19th, 31st

(5/2)

(0/3)

6th District Committee

9th, 15th 

(1/2)

(1/0)

7th District Committee

16th, 20th, 26th

(1/1)

(1/1)

8th District Committee

23rd, 25th 

(0/2)

(1/1)

9th District Committee

10th, 21st, 22nd, 24th

(1/2)

(2/0)

10th District Committees (2 sections)

27th, 28th, 29th, 30th 

(5/1)

(2/0)

Deadline: February 28, 2023

Materials: Résumé and short statement of interest.

Submission: Email to Stephanie Blanton at Blanton@vsb.org or mail to her at Virginia State Bar, 1111 East Main Street, Suite 700, Richmond, VA 23219-0026.

Updated: Dec 01, 2022