The membership in the Association is available to persons licensed to practice law, divided into the following classes:
Continuing Associate: Any such person who has been a dues paying member of the Association, but who ceases to qualify for such membership other than by becoming a Judicial, Honorary, or Emeritus Member, may by the continued payment of dues, continue his/her membership so long as the person continues to be qualified to practice law.
Non Resident Associate: Any such person who is licensed to practice law and who practices or resides outside of the Richmond area.
Disabled Associate: Any member who has been transferred to the Disabled and Retired class of membership by the Virginia State Bar by reason of a permanent disability may, upon written request to the Executive Director, be classified as a Disabled Associate. Upon returning to active status with the Virginia State Bar, a Disabled Associate will resume active status in the Association.
Judicial Member: Any such person who is serving as a full time judge in a federal or state court in the Richmond area, or who has served as such and has not returned to the active practice of law.
Honorary Member: Any member of the Association who has been elected or appointed to a non judicial public office.
Emeritus Member: Any member of the Association shall automatically become an Emeritus Member on June 1 following the member’s seventieth (70th) birthday.
Law Student Member: Any such person who is currently enrolled in a law school, or who is currently enrolled, as approved by the Virginia Board of Bar Examiners, in the study of law in the office of an attorney or with a retired circuit court judge, and is not licensed to practice law. Such members are non-voting in any of the affairs of the Association. Student members shall be eligible to serve on selected standing and ad-hoc committees as identified by the Executive Committee. Membership in active Sections of the Association and/or participation in Section activities is at the discretion of the Executive Committee of each Section.