Working Title Assistant Bar Counsel
Role Title Non-Classified
Job Open Date 08/17/2020
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)? No
Hiring Range Commensurate with experience
Agency VA State Bar (117)
Agency Website www.vsb.org
Location Richmond (City) – 760
Position Number 20015
Job Posting Number 1069264
Type of Recruitment General Public – G
Does this position have telework options? Yes
Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference No
Job Type Full-Time (Salaried)
Job Type Detail Full-Time Salaried – Non-Faculty- FTS-1
Pay Band UG
Job Description

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 in its downtown Richmond office. The Office of Bar Counsel regulates the legal profession through the review, investigation, and prosecution of disciplinary complaints. 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.

Minimum Qualifications

The selected candidate will 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. He/she will also have experience as a practicing attorney, including at least five years of trial experience. 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. Employment offer will be subject to employment references and criminal background checks.

Preferred Qualifications
Special Requirements
Special Instructions to Applicants

Send resume, writing sample, professional references, salary expectations, and cover letter to: hrvsb.org.


Name VSB HR office
Phone 804-775-0500
Fax 804-775-0501
Email hrvsb.org

1111 E. Main Street, Suite 700, Richmond, VA 23219

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