Military-Spouse Attorneys Gain Opportunity for Provisional Admission in Virginia
As a belated update to this post, the Supreme Court of Virginia recently adopted Rule 1A:8, which provides provisional admission to military-spouse attorneys who meet specified criteria.
The Rule is designed to ease the transition for attorneys who move to Virginia due to their spouse’s active-duty military orders. While Virginia often proves reluctant to allow attorneys to waive into the Commonwealth, this is a welcome rule that is targeted to attorneys that are admitted to another state bar but may not live in Virginia long enough to justify taking the Virginia bar otherwise.
Provisional admission is not automatic, however. The Rule requires attorneys seeking provisional admission to satisfy numerous requirements, which can be found here.