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Legislative Advocacy

The Virginia Bar Association has long devoted itself to improving Virginia law. Each year, the Association's committees and sections analyze statutes and make recommendations for the VBA's Board of Governors to endorse. 

Our scope

The Association actively supports proposed statutory changes before the Virginia General Assembly that are in the public interest and selectively opposes those contrary to the public interest. The organization also provides logistical and lobbying support for the legislative initiatives of the Boyd-Graves Conference and for positions adopted by the Virginia Family Law Coalition.  

2014 General Assembly session

The VBA and its lobbying team are working on 13 legislative proposals and laying the groundwork for another successful session. The session calendar shows starting and ending dates for legislative action.

2014 legislative agenda

2013 legislative results

In 2013, the VBA legislative agenda included seven pieces of proposed legislation recommended by the VBA Wills, Trusts & Estates Section and four amendments to sections of the Code of Virginia based on suggestions from the Boyd-Graves Conference. Lobbying also was done on behalf of the Supreme Court of Virginia, Legal Services Corporation of Virginia and the Virginia State Bar Council, as well as the Virginia Family Law Coalition and VBA Commission on the Needs of Children. By mid-March, the governor had approved two bills proposed on behalf of the VBA and its affiliates, and was reviewing the others. The General Assembly convened Jan. 9 and adjourned Sine Die on Feb. 23. Should the governor amend or veto bills, they will be considered at the General Assembly reconvened session on April 3.

2013 legislative agenda at a glance

Earlier efforts

2012: The 2012 legislative agenda included bills suggested by the Wills, Trusts & Estates Section, the Business Law Section, the Elder Law Section and groups affiliated with the VBA. See how the legislative session unfolded and bills progressed in the General Assembly.

2011: You can read the VBA summary of its principal activities at the 2011 regular session of the Virginia General Assembly. Most of the new legislation covered in the summary took effect on July 1, 2011.

Special benefit for VBA Section members

Current members of VBA sections receive additional reports on important legislation in their particular areas of interest. Section membership is just $25 per area. VBA members can enroll online.

Highlights of the VBA's 2013 legislative agenda

Highlights of the VBA's 2012 legislative agenda

Highlights of the VBA's 2011 legislative agenda

Highlights of the VBA's 2010 legislative agenda

For additional legislative and related information, visit VBA Links for links to useful sites.

 

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2014

Legislative agenda (PDF)

Post-crossover report

Bill progress at a glance (updated
M-W-F during the session)

Full judicial funding
Virginia Judicial Workload Assessment Report (PDF)
Resolution signed by 9 statewide bars (PDF)
Letter to lawmakers and executive branch (PDF)
President's In A VBA Minute
News release

2013

Legislative update (mid-March)

Legislative update (mid-February)

Bill progress at a glance

Legislative agenda

Agenda (table format)

Statement on Gov. McDonnell's proposed budget amendment concerning judicial vacancies

2012

2012 VBA legislative agenda

Updates on 2012 Virginia General Assembly action

Legislative progress at a glance


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