The Virginia Bar Association is the independent voice of the Virginia lawyer, advancing the highest ideals of the profession through advocacy and volunteer service. The VBA is a voluntary membership organization created and supported by Virginia attorneys.
Sections and Divisions
The VBA encourages members to get involved in our sections and divisions that inform their practice, help them better serve their clients and fulfill their personal and professional needs.
Conferences and Meetings
VBA events bring together colleagues across Virginia for learning and socializing. Our members also build upon their professional networks through attendance at meetings and conferences, such as:
The VBA initiates and supports various programs that advance the ideals of the profession through advocacy and volunteer service:
In July 1888, more than 100 attorneys from across the state formed what has become The Virginia Bar Association. For 125 years, the VBA has worked to protect the public through law reform, to enhance access to justice and to elevate “the standard of honor, integrity and courtesy in the legal profession.”
Read more about the history of the VBA.
Who Can Join
All licensed Virginia lawyers and lawyers in good standing in the bar in other states and the District of Columbia are eligible for full membership. Membership is not automatic. Interested attorneys must apply to join.
Members become patrons of The VBA Foundation at giving levels beginning at $150 per calendar year. The VBA Foundation conducts and supports the charitable and educational purposes of the VBA.
The Virginia Bar Association is the independent voice of the Virginia lawyer, advancing the highest ideals of the profession through advocacy and volunteer service. The VBA is a voluntary membership organization created and supported…