Thursday, October 23, 2008
The Virginia Bar Council has voted in favor of an increase in the administrative charge imposed as part of the costs of a disciplinary prosecution or reinstatement proceeding. The state bar web page reports:
The assessment changes are:
- subcommittee cases: from $200 to $500;
- district committee cases: from $500 to $750;
- Disciplinary Board and three-judge court cases: from $750 to $1,000;
- reinstatement cases from $750 to $1,500.
The administrative charge for reinstatement cases is higher than other Disciplinary Board matters because those cases are more labor-intensive and expensive to administer. These fees apply only to members who have been sanctioned and petitioners seeking to be reinstated. The new fees are effective immediately.