New Member Requirements

Newly Licensed by Bar Exam

  • Register (online registration to come)
  • Supreme Court of Virginia Admission & Orientation Ceremony — Attend an orientation program and take the oath of office to allow you to appear in all Virginia courts
  • Mandatory Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Course — The Professionalism Course is mandatory within one year of licensing for all newly active attorneys in Virginia. Eight courses are offered each year across the commonwealth.

Admission and Orientation Ceremony

Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Course

First Day in Practice Seminar — presented in December

Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) FAQs for Newly Licensed Attorneys
Active attorneys are required to take continuing legal education courses.

First Year in Practice Resources

  • Virginia State Bar Information
  • Virginia Court Information
  • Other Resources for Attorneys
  • Local, Specialty, and Statewide Bar Associations

Young Lawyers Conference

Professional Development Series — a weekly podcast series devoted to our newly sworn in attorneys and young lawyers

Updated: May 25, 2018