The Virginia Supreme Court is accepting comments on a proposed amendment regarding readmission after resignation, offering former attorneys an option for admission without taking the bar exam.

Comments considering proposed amendments to the Rules of Court, Part Six, Section IV, Paragraph 13-25(C) with the changes in italics: “If after resigning from the Bar, a former Attorney wishes to resume practicing law in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the former Attorney must apply to the Board of Bar Examiners, satisfy the character and fitness requirements, and either pass the Bar examination or meet all eligibility requirements for admission without examination under Rule 1A:1. Before being readmitted to the Bar, the former Attorney must also satisfy any membership obligations that were delinquent when the former Attorney resigned.”