|Member Benefits and Services|
VBA members enjoy a wide range of benefits to enhance their legal careers.
Earn your mandatory CLE credits with ease through the VBA. Throughout the year, The Virginia Bar Association presents continuing legal education programming focused on the latest statutory changes in law. Our substantive law sections organize conferences on specialized subjects. Members get a discount on conference registration fees.
VBA membership offers a growing catalog of on-demand CLE courses available as downloadable audio podcasts or videos, VBA online courses require zero travel. They contain the same great content, experts and CLE credits at live presentations, but are available when and where you need them, at your convenience. New courses are added throughout the year.
The VBA offers a robust legal career center. Job seekers can post their resumes for free. Search for law job opportunities or find qualified candidates within the legal industry.
VBA members have access to reliable, affordable insurance services. Virginia Barristers Alliance Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Virginia Bar Association, caters specifically to the insurance needs of Virginia lawyers, their colleagues and families. Group and individual coverage can be purchased from high quality providers at competitive prices. Product lines extend from lawyer professional liability to business coverages including cyber liability protection to life, health, disability and long-term care insurance and fixed annuities.
Promoting collegiality is a core component of the VBA mission. We offer dozens of professional and social events for our members. Network with other lawyers and legal professionals while building lifelong connections.
Our 19 law sections connect practitioners in specific areas of the law. Sections facilitate the sharing of information in their practice areas to aid lawyers in the day-to-day representation of clients. Many sections host conferences and meetings to educate attorneys on practice trends that often provide continuing legal education (CLE) credits, as well as the opportunity to network with like-minded professionals.
The large and active Young Lawyers Division connects 1,400 practitioners beginning their law careers by offering social, educational and charitable events and programs.
The Law Practice Management Division helps all VBA members with the management and administration of their practices and with resources to maintain a healthy work/life balance.
The Virginia Bar Association is devoted to improving Virginia law. We actively propose and support before the Virginia General Assembly statutory changes that are in the public interest. Each year, our members analyze statutes and propose law changes to the Board of Governors for possible inclusion in the VBA’s legislative agenda.
Section Legislative Summaries
Every VBA section member receives a summary of legislation pertaining to that section after the close of the regular General Assembly session. Section members say these summaries can be helpful in flagging legislative actions of importance to them and to their clients.
View members-only discounts on retail and business purchases.
Membership includes a subscription to the VBA Journal, the magazine written for and by VBA members. Each issue contains substantive articles of general interest to various law practice areas as well as news and events. Stay up-to-date with the industry, the legal profession and The Virginia Bar Association.