An administrative agency of the Supreme Court of Virginia, the Virginia State Bar exists to regulate, improve, and advance the legal profession throughout the state. It is mandatory to be in good standing with the VSB to be able to practice law in Virginia. Established in 1938, the Virginia State Bar handles regulatory issues such as attorney disciplinary matters and complaints of unauthorized practice of law. In addition, the bar also publishes pamphlets, handbooks, and other publication aids for members of the profession and of the public, as well as providing educational and professional services for its members.
Virginia State Bar
June 15, 2021
Employer: Highland County Commonwealth Attorney
September 6, 2022
Employer: City of Chesapeake Commonwealth Attorney
April 22, 2015
Employer: City of Radford Commonwealth Attorney
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Prosecutors have ethical obligations and may be held individually accountable for their conduct within the legal system. Prosecutors contribute to just and honorable legal profession and a legal system that promotes fairness and accountability.
- R.P.C. 3.4: Fairness to Opposing Party & Counsel
- R.P.C. 3.8: Special Responsibilities of the Prosecutor
- R.P.C. 8.3: Reporting Professional Misconduct
Violations of these rules can result in disciplinary actions which may include sanctions, suspension, or disbarment.
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