Notices

Third-year law students may take the February 2023 Virginia Bar Exam

The Rules of the Virginia Board of Bar Examiners have been amended pursuant to changes to Section 54.1-3926 of the Code of Virginia, effective July 1, 2022. See Section II.A and Section IV.E.1. Beginning with the February 2023 Virginia Bar Exam, an applicant who has "[s]atisfactorily completed legal studies amounting to at least five semesters, or the equivalent of at least five semesters on a system other than a semester system, of full-time study at a law school approved by the American Bar Association or the Board" will be eligible to take the Virginia bar exam. If you have questions about whether you meet these educational requirements, please contact your law school.

Admission Without Examination - Amended Rule 1A:1

Supreme Court of Virginia Rule 1A:1 – Admission Without Examination – Legal education requirements have been amended effective March 12, 2022.

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Virginia Legal Aid Counsel - Amended Rule 1A:9

Supreme Court of Virginia Rule 1A:9 has been amended effective March 7, 2023. Rule 1A:9 allows licensed attorneys seeking employment with a Virginia Legal Aid Society to be admitted in Virginia.

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Military Spouse Provisional Admission - Amended Rule 1A:8

Supreme Court of Virginia Rule 1A:8 Military Spouse Provisional Admission has been amended effective February 26, 2022.

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Virginia Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program (VJLAP)

The Virginia Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program (VJLAP) is an independent non-profit organization which provides confidential, non-disciplinary assistance to lawyers, judges, law students, legal professionals, and their family members who experience impairment as a result of substance abuse and/or mental health conditions. More information is available at https://vjlap.org.

VSB Award

Virginia State Bar Corporate Counsel Section will present a monetary award to an exam taker aiming for a career as in-house counsel. Click here for information on how to apply.