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Board Description: The Virginia Supreme Court is authorized to promulgate rules and regulations organizing and governing the Virginia State Bar. The Virginia State Bar acts as an administrative agency of the Supreme Court per § 54.1-3910 of the Code of Virginia. It is responsible for investigating and reporting violations of rules and regulations adopted by the Supreme Court under Article 2 (§ 54.1-3909 et seq.) of Chapter 39 of Title 54.1 of the Code of Virginia. The Supreme Court is authorized to promulgate rules and regulations: (i) defining the practice of law; (ii) prescribing procedures for the limited practice of law by third-year law students; (iii) prescribing a code of ethics governing the professional conduct of attorneys including the practice of law or patent law through professional law corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships, and a code of judicial ethics; and (iv) prescribing procedures for disciplining, suspending, and disbarring attorneys. The Virginia State Bar through its governing body is authorized to promulgate rules and regulations governing the function and operation of legal aid societies to further the objective of providing legal assistance to persons requiring such assistance but unable to pay for it. The Virginia State Bar, in consultation with the Virginia State Corporation Commission and the Virginia Real Estate Board, is required to promulgate regulations establishing guidelines for settlement agents designed to assist them in avoiding and preventing the unauthorized practice of law in conjunction with providing escrow, closing and settlement services (Code of Virginia, Title 55, Chapter 27.3). Regulations are available at the offices of the Virginia State Bar, 1111 East Main Street, Suite 700, Richmond, VA 23219-0026. Internet address: 
Official Board Description: Link to VA Administrative Code
Frequency of Meetings: 3 per year

Primary contact information for this board.
Name / Title: Karen A. Gould  / Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer
Address: 1111 E. Main Street, Suite 700
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)775-0550    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-