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Lawyers sought for medical malpractice review panels

The Supreme Court of Virginia has asked for an updated list of attorneys willing to serve on Medical Malpractice Review Panels, according to the Virginia State Bar.

To be qualified to serve, the attorney must be:

  • impartial;
  • an active in-good-standing member of the Virginia State Bar;
  • actively practicing; and
  • have a clean disciplinary record.

Twenty members will be appointed, to replace one-third of the current members who must rotate off the list each year.

Lawyers interested in serving should reply to Nominations@vsb.org.

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 at http://www.vacourts.gov/courts/scv/medmalrules.pdf.

If you have questions, please contact Karen A. Gould, Executive Director, at 804-775-0550 or gould@vsb.org.

Medical malpractice panels are rarely used in Virginia practice, according to a VLW article last year.