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Bar seeking volunteers for disciplinary board

Jason Boleman//September 25, 2023

Bar seeking volunteers for disciplinary board

Jason Boleman//September 25, 2023//

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The Virginia State Bar is seeking volunteers for four seats on the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board.

The vacant positions include three for volunteer attorneys and one for a lay member to serve a three-year term beginning on July 1, 2024.

Attorneys interested in applying must submit a current resume or curriculum vitae highlighting litigation experience and familiarity with Part 6, Section IV, Paragraph 13 of the Rules of Court, which governs “procedure for disciplining, suspending, and disbarring attorneys.” Resumes and CVs must also highlight “judicial or quasi-judicial experience” and familiarity with both the Rules of Evidence and the VSB Disciplinary System.

Additionally, attorney applicants must respond to a hypothetical disciplinary system fact pattern available for download on the VSB’s website,

Lay members looking to apply must submit a current resume or CV and a brief statement of interest.

Applicants are required to have prior service on one of the VSB Disciplinary District Committees.

Applications are being accepted by the VSB through Nov. 14. Complete applications must be addressed to VSB Nominating Committee Chair Stephanie Grana and can be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to the VSB’s Richmond office. More information on submitting applications can be found at the VSB’s website.

The VSB Disciplinary Board is a 20-member body appointed by the Supreme Court of Virginia, with 16 attorneys and four lay members. The board is tasked with hearing cases of lawyer misconduct and issues written opinions following hearings. Members may serve two consecutive three-year terms.

Applications received for the current round of vacancies will be reviewed by the VSB Nominating Committee, who will make recommendations to the VSB Executive Committee and Council in February 2024. From there, the VSB Council will make recommendations to the Supreme Court of Virginia in March 2024.

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