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The bylaws for The Virginia Bar Association consist of eight articles. Each article heading links to a new web page with the full bylaws.

ARTICLE ONE — Membership

                1.1 Classes of Members
                                (a) Active Members
                                (b) Life Members
                                (c) Judicial Members
                                (d) Honorary Members
                                (e) Legislative Members
                1.2 Admissions and Enrollment
                1.3 Disciplinary Matters
                1.4 Notification
                1.5 Rejection and Appeal
                1.6 Hearing and Decision
                1.7 Fees
                1.8 Collection and Non-Payment of Fees and Dues

ARTICLE TWO — Meetings/Voting/Quorum

                2.1 The meetings of the Association shall be as follows
                                (a) Regular
                                (b) Special
                2.2 Voting
                2.3 Quorum

ARTICLE THREE — Board Of Governors

                3.1 Powers and Duties
                3.2 Number and Election
                3.3 Chair
                3.4 Voting
                3.5 Committees

ARTICLE FOUR — Executive Committee 

ARTICLE FIVE — Officers

                5.1 Election
                                (a) President
                                (b) President-Elect
                                (c) Chair of the Board of Governors
                5.2 Vacancies in Office
                5.3 Executive Director
                                (a) Employment
                                (b) Duties
                                (c) Bonding

ARTICLE SIX — Other Committees, Sections, and Divisions

                6.1 Regular Committees
                6.2 Special Committees
                6.3 Composition of Committees and Terms of Office
                6.4 Matters Relating to all Committees
                                (a) Organization and Conduct of Business
                                (b) Duties and Objectives
                                (c) Assignment of Specific Responsibilities
                6.5 Recommendations Concerning Proposed or Pending Legislation, Rule Changes, Studies, Hearings, and Other Matters
                                (a) Written Recommendations
                                (b) Action on Recommendations
                                (c) Action without Committee Review
                6.6 Substantive Law Sections
                                (a) Creation
                                (b) Membership
                                (c) Bylaws
                                (d) Section Officers
                6.7 Divisions
                                (a) Young Lawyers Division (YLD)
                                (b) Law Practice Management Division (LPMD)
                                (c) Other Divisions
                                (d) Membership
                                (e) Bylaws
                6.8 Matters Relating to All Divisions and Substantive LawSections
                                (a) Organization and Conduct of Business
                                (b) Duties and Objectives
                                (c) Assignment of Specific Responsibilities
                6.9 Recommendations Concerning Proposed or Pending Legislation, Rule Changes, Studies, Hearings, and Other Matters
                                (a) Written Recommendations
                                (b) Action on Recommendations
                                (c) Action Without Division/Section Review
                6.10 Other Sections
                6.11 Limitation of Authority

ARTICLE SEVEN — Resignation, Expulsion and Suspension

                7.1 Resignation
                7.2 Automatic Expulsion
                7.3 Suspension by the Board of Governors
                7.4 Expulsion or Suspension by Membership
                7.5 Readmission

ARTICLE EIGHT — Miscellaneous

                8.1 Representative to the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association
                8.2 Maintaining of Annual Reports, Addresses and Papers
                8.3 Fiscal Year
                8.4 Limitation of Debate
                8.5 Patrons of the Association
                8.6 Indemnification
                8.7 Conformity
                8.8 Amendment

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