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Bar seeking comment on proposed bylaw amendments

Jason Boleman//August 7, 2023

Bar seeking comment on proposed bylaw amendments

Jason Boleman//August 7, 2023//

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The Virginia State Bar is seeking comment from the public on proposed amendments to the VSB Bylaws and Bylaws of the Council of the VSB.

The proposed amendments affect Article V, Section 2 of the VSB Bylaws and Article IX of the Bylaws of the Council of the VSB.

According to a July 28 announcement from the VSB, the proposal would amend Article V, Section 2 to state that “[t]hree voting members of a committee, subcommittee, or other entity constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.” The bylaws currently state that “a majority” of a committee constitutes a quorum.

Additionally, the amendment states that a majority vote of the “total members” of the committee, subcommittee or other entity is required for the adoption of a matter.

The proposed amendment to the Bylaws of the Council of the Virginia State Bar would repeal Article IX, which permits votes by telephone or mail “by unanimous consent of the members of any committee” to settle all questions before a committee.

The proposed amendments can be viewed on the VSB’s website, www.vsb.org, and at the Virginia State Bar’s Richmond office during business hours.

Individuals, businesses and other entities that wish to submit comments on the amendments can submit them to VSB Deputy Executive Director Janet Van Cuyk at pub[email protected]. The deadline to submit comments is Sept. 11.

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