The Virginia State Bar has announced a comment period for a proposal to increase the size of the VSB’s Executive Committee from 13 to 16 members.
The suggestion for a bigger EC emerged from the debate over adding a representative from the VSB’s Diversity Conference to the EC. The proposal was advanced to alleviate concerns that having three conference representatives on the EC diluted the voice of rank-and-file lawyers.
The VSB Council last week approved a by-laws change to add the chair of the Diversity Conference board of governors to the EC, giving the diversity panel a voice on the VSB’s top policy body. A companion proposal to increase the size of the EC was tabled, but with the understanding that comments would be received.
The deadline for comments is Sept. 13. Comments should be delivered to the VSB offices or emailed to email@example.com.
The VSB Council could act on the EC expansion proposal at its Oct. 4 meeting.