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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing
Agency 35. Board Of Bar Examiners
Chapter 20. Law Reader Program Rule
7/25/2021

18VAC35-20-10. Definitions.

The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Board of Bar Examiners" or "board" means the Virginia Board of Bar Examiners, whose members are appointed by the Supreme Court of Virginia.

"Full-time practice of law" means at the discretion of the board, service as a law clerk for a trial or appellate judge or employment as an instructor or professor at an ABA approved law school.

"Program" means the law reader program authorized by § 54.1-3926 of the Code of Virginia and implemented in this chapter.

"Reader" means a person, whose application for enrollment in the law reader program has been accepted by the board.

"Six-year rule" means the maximum amount of time any reader shall be permitted to stay in the program without successfully completing the course of study, and is measured from the first day of the month in which the reader is authorized to begin the program. For good cause shown, the board may, in its discretion, extend the time a reader is permitted to stay in the program.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-3922 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR168-01-04 § 1.1, eff. March 1, 1993.

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