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Attorney - Assistant Bar Counsel

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  • 1111 EAST MAIN ST HUMAN RESOURCES, Downtown, RICHMOND, Virginia, United States, 23219
  • Virginia State Bar
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  • Full-Time (Salaried)

Title: Attorney - Assistant Bar Counsel

Hiring Range: Negotiable

Agency: Virginia State Bar

Location: Virginia State Bar

Agency Website: www.vsb.org

Recruitment Type: General Public - G

Job Duties

The Virginia State Bar, the regulatory agency for the legal profession in Virginia, has an immediate opening for a highly motivated and experienced trial attorney to work as an Assistant Bar Counsel. The Office of Bar Counsel regulates the legal profession through the review, investigation, and trial of disciplinary cases. Complaints of attorney misconduct must be handled fairly, thoroughly, and promptly. Assistant Bar Counsel have a varied and challenging case load within a highly collaborative office environment. Responsibilities include reviewing complaints of misconduct; analyzing investigative reports and presenting recommendations; and trying misconduct cases before district committees, the Disciplinary Board, and circuit courts. The Assistant Bar Counsel will also train participants in the disciplinary system, including planning and presenting ethics and related programs at the annual disciplinary conference; present Continuing Legal Education programs to attorneys; and participate in special projects in the Office of Bar Counsel. This position is required to work in the Richmond downtown office.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have a Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited law school and be an active member in good standing with the Virginia State Bar with no disciplinary sanctions. The candidate must have experience as a practicing attorney, including at least five years of trial experience. Experience in a broad range of practice areas, both civil and criminal, is preferred. The successful candidate will demonstrate exceptional litigation, writing, and legal research skills; an understanding of the Rules of Professional Conduct; the ability to analyze complex issues and make sound recommendations; and the ability to work under pressure and within tight deadlines.

This position includes a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and a challenging work environment. The selected candidate must pass a criminal background check and disclose COVID-19 vaccination status as a condition of employment.

Preferred Qualifications:


Special Instructions: 

RMS provides a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your RMS account to check the status of your application for this position.

DO NOT COMPLETE STATE APPLICATION. Send resume, writing sample, salary expectations, and cover letter to: hr@vsb.org.

Contact Information:

Name: VSB HR office

Phone: 804-775-0500

Email: hr@vsb.org


In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities, or call DARS at 800-552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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