The goal of the Law Practice Management Division JDPlus Project is to develop one or more ambitious but achievable initiatives that the VBA may undertake in collaboration with other stakeholders to enhance the pace at which recent law graduates become productive, profitable, and “practice-ready" lawyers and support or supplement the current efforts and proposed initiatives of our constituents.
To get involved with the initiative, or to learn more about it, contact Jeremy Dillon at The Virginia Bar Association.
In 2012, the VBA Law Practice Management Division assessed the wide and growing gap between the devastatingly expensive training that law schools provide and the needs of graduates and employers who are the law schools’ constituency. In 2013, the LPMD through the JDPlus Task Force, will identify, recommend and implement, as appropriate, one or more initiatives to contribute to the narrowing of that gap.
See the VBA Journal article from the spring 2013 issue, "The JDPlus Project: Cultivating Law Graduates to be Practice-Ready Lawyers," by Leanne Shank, general counsel at Washington and Lee University and a member of the LPMD Executive Committee.
Task Force Meetings
The Virginia Bar Association
JDPlus General Session Program, 123rd Annual Meeting, January 2013