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The Virginia Bar Association is the independent voice of the Virginia lawyer, advancing the highest ideals of the profession through advocacy and volunteer service.

The VBA offers highly rated programs, helpful resources and many educational and social opportunities. Members and nonmember legal professionals in Virginia attend. VBA members receive invitations to VBA-sponsored events and benefit from members-only discounts on programming, products and services, including on-demand CLE courses.

Who Can Join

All licensed Virginia lawyers and lawyers in good standing in of the bar in other states and the District of Columbia are eligible for full membership. Membership is not automatic, interested attorneys must apply to join.

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Sections & Committees

The VBA encourages members to get involved in our 2 divisions and 19 sections, which will inform your practice, help you serve your clients better and fulfill your personal and professional needs. Additionally, the VBA has 8 standing committees appointed by the VBA president to assist in the operation and services of the organization.

Young Lawyers Division

The Young Lawyers division is open to VBA members age 36 and younger and those in their first three years of practice, regardless of age. The Young Lawyers Division of the VBA fosters leadership skills in new attorneys while expanding professional contacts. Its 40 active projects provide opportunities for service to the community and to the bar.

Law Practice Management Division

Every VBA member automatically becomes enrolled in the Law Practice Management Division. The leaders of the LPMD and its committees create focus on the efficient operation and management of law practices and legal departments, the promotion of professionalism and the healthy work-life balance for practitioners.

Educational and Career Resources

  • VBA Online CLE
    Earn up to 8 hours of your 12-hour MCLE requirement with our recorded courses
  • Career Center
    Find relevant legal job opportunities
  • Resources
    Helpful links, information and publications
  • VBA Journal
    Submit articles and read about substantive law topics and trends

Conferences and Meetings

VBA events bring together colleagues across Virginia to share trends and updates in the law and develop camaraderie with peers. Our members also build upon their professional networks through attendance at meetings and conference, such as:

  • All-member meetings (winter and summer)
  • Section-specific educational conferences
  • Legislative update seminars
  • Ethics and professionalism workshops
  • Socials and receptions

Full Calendar

Programs

The VBA initiates and supports various programs that advance the ideals of the profession through advocacy and volunteer service:

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