February 1, 2023

Be a VSB Leader in 2023

Virginia lawyers are needed to run for VSB Council and to volunteer in the disciplinary system or serve on a variety of Virginia State Bar committees beginning July 1, 2023 (see below). More information about running for VSB Council may be found in a previous news item. Lawyers must be active members and in good standing with the VSB.

All members of VSB committees serve 3-year terms, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2026, with two consecutive terms allowed.

The work of the committees is time consuming and can require substantial time to fulfill the requirements of the job. To encourage participation—and recognizing the time commitment—lawyers are generally limited to serve on one committee. The number of available positions is limited, but an attempt to accommodate as many people as possible will be made.

A full explanation of the nominating and appointment process is available on the Bar Service Volunteer Opportunities page.

Current vacancies include:

Appointed by the VSB President-elect

Standing Committees: *

  • Access to Legal Services
  • Budget & Finance
  • Legal Ethics
  • Professionalism

Special Committees:    

  • Bench-Bar Relations
  • Better Annual Meeting
  • Lawyer Insurance
  • Lawyer Referral
  • Resolution of Fee Disputes         
  • Technology and the Future Practice of Law    

* Lawyer vacancies on standing committees are limited due to requirements for a specific number of Executive Committee and VSB Council members to serve on each committee.

Deadline: February 18, 2023 extended to March 3, 2023

Materials: Complete the form (PDF) and return with a brief résumé.

Submission: Email to Shawne Moore at [email protected] or mail Virginia State Bar, Shawne Moore, 1111 East Main Street, Suite 700, Richmond, VA 23219-0026.

Nominated by local representatives on VSB Council, voted on by full Council 

Disciplinary District Committees

See Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia Part 6, § IV Rule 13-4 for eligibility requirements.

The chart below lists committee vacancies by judicial circuit. Some current committee members are eligible for reappointment. V- indicates a true vacancy seeking a candidate. R- indicates a reappointment is pending approval.

District Judicial Circuits represented by the Disciplinary District Attorney Vacancies
Non-attorney Vacancies
1st District Committee 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 8th (0/2) (1/1)
2nd District Committees (2 sections) 2nd, 4th (2/3) (2/2)
3rd District Committees (3 sections) 6th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th (5/1) (4/2)
4th District Committees (2 sections) 17th, 18th (3/3) (1/1)
5th District Committees (3 sections) 19th, 31st (5/2) (0/3)
6th District Committee 9th, 15th (1/2) (1/0)
7th District Committee 16th, 20th, 26th (1/1) (1/1)
8th District Committee 23rd, 25th (0/2) (1/1)
9th District Committee 10th, 21st, 22nd, 24th (1/2) (2/0)
10th District Committees (2 sections) 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th (5/1) (2/0)

Deadline: February 28, 2023

Materials: Résumé and short statement of interest.

Submission: Email to Stephanie Blanton at [email protected] or mail to her at Virginia State Bar, 1111 East Main Street, Suite 700, Richmond, VA 23219-0026.


Originally posted: February 01, 2023
Updated: February 8, 2023, to extend the application deadline for standing and special committees from February 18, 2023 to March 3, 2023.