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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

18VAC35-20-140. Duties.

In addition to the "personal supervision" required, the supervising attorney's responsibilities shall include:

1. Choosing textbooks, casebooks, and resource materials for each course;

2. Guiding and assisting the reader's study of each subject, using the course descriptions as a basic outline of course content and emphasizing pertinent state law. Throughout the curriculum the supervising attorney shall emphasize legal ethics and professional responsibility issues which arise during the course of study of all subjects;

3. Assisting the reader in planning the sequence and timing of each prescribed course and of the fourth-year curriculum;

4. Evaluating the reader's progress;

5. Developing, administering, and grading the examinations;

6. Submitting the graded examinations and the required quarterly certificates to the board in the manner and within the time prescribed in this chapter;

7. Submitting the course grade to the board within 15 working days of the end of the quarter in which the course was completed;

8. Appearing before the board or its designees during the oral evaluation or at such other times as the board may direct; and

9. Providing the reader with an adequate work station and with reasonable access to an adequate law library.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-3922 and 54.1-3926 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR168-01-04 § 5.3, eff. March 1, 1993.

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