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Virginia Bar Association

The Virginia Bar Association
Type Legal Society
Headquarters Richmond, VA
  • United States

The Virginia Bar Association (VBA) is a voluntary organization of lawyers, judges and law school faculty and students in Virginia, with offices in Richmond, Virginia. Key elements are advocacy, professionalism, service and collegiality. It provides services to its members such as assistance in law office management, promotes or opposes selected state legislation, and publishes the VBA Journal three times a year. It is to be distinguished from the Virginia State Bar, which is the administrative agency of the Supreme Court of Virginia.


  • VBA Mission 1
  • History 2
  • See also 3
  • External links 4

VBA Mission

The VBA states its mission as follows:

"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, (originally named the Virginia State Bar Association (VSBA)), was founded in July 1888 in Virginia Beach, under the leadership of Francis H. McGuire of the Richmond Bar Association. Its first president was William J. Robertson of Charlottesville.

In 1890, the

In 1938, after the Virginia State Bar was created as a state-controlled regulatory association, the name of the older, voluntary membership organization was changed to the current Virginia Bar Association.

See also

  • List of presidents of the Virginia Bar Association

External links

  • VBA Homepage
  • VBA History
  • Virginia Barristers Alliance Inc., the insurance agency subsidiary of the VBA
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