Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
7/25/2021

Part VII. Board Evaluations

18VAC35-20-240. Frequency.

At least annually, the board through one or more of its members or designees, may conduct an oral evaluation at which the reader and the supervising attorney shall be present. The board may at any other time, in its discretion, conduct an oral evaluation at which the reader and the supervising attorney shall be present. The board may, in its discretion, require the supervising attorney and the law reader to submit a written report in addition to or in lieu of any oral examination.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR168-01-04 § 7.1, eff. March 1, 1993.

18VAC35-20-250. Determination of progress.

The board will not normally test the reader's substantive knowledge, but will ascertain whether or not the reader appears to be progressing satisfactorily in the program.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR168-01-04 § 7.2, eff. March 1, 1993.

18VAC35-20-260. Materials.

In making its evaluation, the board may consider:

1. The substantive contents of all examinations;

2. The supervising attorney's quarterly certificates;

3. Any written course work; and

4. Any other written or oral materials deemed to be pertinent by the board.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR168-01-04 § 7.3, eff. March 1, 1993.

18VAC35-20-270. Decision.

At the conclusion of an evaluation, the board may:

1. Determine whether the reader appears to have successfully archived an understanding of the preceding year's work and is eligible and authorized to begin the next year of the program;

2. Determine the reader has satisfactorily completed the program and is qualified to sit for the bar examination, subject to any requirements for sitting for the bar examination as set forth in the Rules of the Virginia Board of Bar Examiners;

3. Direct the reader to repeat designated prescribed or elective courses, devote more time to each course, take remedial legal or nonlegal instruction, appear before the board at more frequent intervals for an examination which may be written or oral;

4. Require the reader to change supervising attorneys; or

5. Advise the reader that the reader's enrollment in the program is terminated.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR168-01-04 § 7.4, eff. March 1, 1993.

18VAC35-20-280. Other evaluations.

Either the supervising attorney or the reader may petition the board for an evaluation or consultation at times other than those specified by the board.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR168-01-04 § 7.5, eff. March 1, 1993.

18VAC35-20-290. Notice.

At the conclusion of any evaluation, the board will provide a brief, written summary of its decision to the reader and to the supervising attorney.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR168-01-04 § 7.6, eff. March 1, 1993.

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