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The VBA offers its members multiple substantive law sections and committees that serve a range of functions of interest to the bar and the public.

Corporate Counsel Section members meet at annual breakfast session during Annual Meeting-2017


Our 19 VBA law sections connect practitioners in specific areas of the law. Sections facilitate the sharing of information to aid lawyers in the day-to-day representation of clients. Sections also lead the advocacy program of the VBA by proposing statutory changes to improve the law. One group, the Joint ADR Committee, is a collaborative venture involving both VBA and Virginia State Bar members. It works to advance all modes of ADR and resolving conflict through mediation. Many sections plan presentations at statewide VBA meetings and host stand-alone conferences and seminars to educate participants on practice trends. Most of these programs provide continuing legal education (CLE) credits. View a full list of our events.

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Committee Participation

Committee chairs are appointed by the president of the VBA. Committee members also are appointed by the president on recommendation of the Committee chair.

If you are interested in participating in committee activities, e-mail or call our offices at 804-644-0041.


All members belong to the Law Practice Management Division. The Young Lawyers Division encompasses lawyers age 37 and younger, or in their first three years of practice regardless of age.

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