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February 28, 2018

Voluntary Pro Bono Reporting as Complement to Virginia Rule of Professional Conduct 6.1

Effective December 1, 2018, the Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia, Part 6, Section IV, will include a new provision, Paragraph 22, that requests each active VSB member report their pro bono hours and/or financial contribution in support of pro bono legal services on their annual dues statement.  The reporting complements the aspirational goal of Virginia Rule of Professional Conduct 6.1 that each lawyer should render at least two percent of professional time annually to pro bono legal services.   

The VSB Access to Legal Services Director will be offering a CLE webinar on March 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to explain the new rule, as well as opportunities for pro bono service. For more information about the event, please contact Crista Gantz at

The full text of the Court’s order may be found here.

Updated: Feb 28, 2018

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