Attorneys; granting certificates without examination. (SB1234)

Introduced By

Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)


Passed Committee
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Attorneys; granting certificates without examination. Provides that the Supreme Court of Virginia shall have the discretion to grant a certificate to practice law without examination to an attorney who has (i) been admitted to practice law before the court of last resort of any state or territory of the United States or the District of Columbia for at least two years; (ii) made at least six pro hac vice appearances in a court in the Commonwealth, whether state or federal; and (iii) obtained a juris doctor or LL.M. degree from an accredited law school in the United States that was approved by the American Bar Association. Read the Bill »


01/11/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Judiciary Committee


01/11/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21100935D
01/11/2021Referred to Committee on the Judiciary

Hearing Scheduled

This bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Judiciary committee on 01/18/2021. It meets on Monday, 8:00 A.M. and Wednesday, 1/2 hour after adjournment - Senate Room B.

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