Attorneys who want to keep their names off of the soon-to-be-online list of lawyers in Virginia now can exercise their “opt-out” option at the Web site of the Virginia State Bar.
To keep your name off the online list, log in to the Member Login site in the upper right corner. Go to Virginia Lawyer Directory Options and choose Opt-Out. If you change your mind later, you can be included by choosing Opt-In.
According to the VSB, the online directory is scheduled to be launched on Jan. 6. It will be accessible on the public area of the VSB Web site. Visitors will be able to access a lawyer’s name, firm, address, and telephone number of record by searching for the lawyer’s last name.
E-mail addresses will not be included in the directory.
Contact information for all Virginia lawyers is and has been publicly available from the VSB on a request basis. A previous online directory was “opt-in” only and contained only about 3,000 listings.
By Peter Vieth