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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

18VAC35-20-30. Special considerations.

A. The law reader program is not an exact equivalent of law school. It cannot provide all the benefits traditionally associated with a law school environment and education.

B. These regulations are premised on concepts of good faith and integrity. The board cannot administer and supervise the readership on the daily basis expected in a traditional law school environment. The board expects the supervising attorney and the reader to adhere to the letter and the spirit of the program.

C. The board will not help an applicant for the law reader program find a supervising attorney and will not evaluate in advance the qualifications of a potential supervising attorney.

D. The reader may not be employed by and may not receive any remuneration or perquisites from the supervising attorney, any firm of which the supervising attorney may be a member or associate, or anyone with whom the supervising attorney may share office facilities. The supervising attorney is not precluded from charging reasonable monetary compensation in return for instructing the reader; but the law reader program is not to be used as a means for a supervising attorney to obtain inexpensive labor.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-3922 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR168-01-04 § 1.3, eff. March 1, 1993.

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