By order of the Supreme Court of Virginia, this mandatory course must be completed within twenty-four months* of becoming an Active member of the Virginia State Bar. For members admitted by bar exam, this is usually two years from the time you register with the Virginia State Bar following notice of your licensing by the Virginia Board of Bar Examiners. Members admitted by reciprocity or as Virginia corporate counsel must also complete the course within two years of registering with the Virginia State Bar following being sworn in by the Supreme Court of Virginia.
*For members registered between 1/1/2019 and 6/30/2021 and affected by courses cancelled due to COVID, the compliance period is thirty-six months.
This is a one-time requirement for Active members only, separate from the annual Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) requirement pursuant to Paragraph 17(C) and Paragraph 13.2.
Failure to attend this course within the compliance period may result in administrative suspension of an attorney’s license, pursuant to Paragraph 19.
Additional details regarding the course can be found here.