Virginia Attorney Disciplinary Commission; established, report. (SB561)

Introduced By

Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Attorney Disciplinary Commission; established. Establishes the Virginia Attorney Disciplinary Commission in the legislative branch of state government for the purpose of holding disciplinary hearings initiated by the Virginia State Bar against an attorney for a violation of the Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct or Unauthorized Practice Rules that would be the basis for a sanction to be imposed against such attorney and grants the Commission the power to hold issue sanctions against such attorney. The bill transfers any existing authority to discipline attorneys from the Virginia State Bar to the Commission. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22104232D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/02/2022Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (11-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)


R Goodman writes:

This bill will vitiate proper attorney responsibility and drastically lower the ethical standards of our Virginia State Bar.

Joe writes:

I fully support the Bill. The VBS has become a political entity that is focused on liberal social causes and initiates witch hunts against attorneys who do not fall within the class of persons it is trying to promote. It has become a wicked organization.