February 14, 2024

President-elect Michael York Seeks Members for VSB Committees

Michael York, president-elect of the VSB, seeks active and in-good-standing Virginia lawyers willing to serve on special and standing committees in 2024. 

Much of the work of the Virginia State Bar is done through its committees, and the Bar needs lawyers willing to serve. Appointments will generally be for a three-year term, running from July 1, 2024, to June 30, 2027, with the possibility of another three-year term to follow. The work of the committees is time consuming and can require substantial time to fulfill the requirements of the job.

The application process for volunteers for the VSB’s special and standing committees begins January 5 and runs through February 20 for terms beginning July 1, 2024.

  • Applicants submit their resume along with VSB’s Committee Preference Form to [email protected] during the application period for consideration.
  • The President-elect makes the selection of members to fill vacancies and all applicants will be notified of the decision by early June.

The committees are as follows:

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. 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.

If you would like to be considered for appointment to any of the VSB committees listed, please complete the form (PDF) and return it with a brief résumé by February 20, 2024, by email to Shawne Moore at [email protected] or mail Virginia State Bar, Shawne Moore, 1111 East Main Street, Suite 700, Richmond, VA 23219-0026

Interested in serving on a local disciplinary district committee?

The deadline to apply is February 28, 2024. Read more.

Learn more about other Bar Service Opportunities.


Originally posted January 3, 2024