2006 Code of Virginia § 54.1-3900 - Practice of law; student internship program; definition

54.1-3900. Practice of law; student internship program; definition.

Persons who hold a license or certificate to practice law under the laws ofthis Commonwealth and have paid the license tax prescribed by law maypractice law in the Commonwealth.

Any person authorized and practicing as counsel or attorney in any state orterritory of the United States, or in the District of Columbia, may for thepurpose of attending to any case he may occasionally have in association witha practicing attorney of this Commonwealth practice in the courts of thisCommonwealth, in which case no license fee shall be chargeable against suchnonresident attorney.

Nothing herein shall prohibit the limited practice of law by military legalassistance attorneys who are employed by a military program providing legalservices to low-income military clients and their dependents pursuant torules promulgated by the Supreme Court of Virginia.

Nothing herein shall prohibit a limited practice of law under the supervisionof a practicing attorney by (i) third-year law students or (ii) persons whoare in the final year of a program of study as authorized in 54.1-3926,pursuant to rules promulgated by the Supreme Court of Virginia.

Further, nothing herein shall prohibit an employee of a state agency in thecourse of his employment from representing the interests of his agency inadministrative hearings before any state agency, such representation to belimited to the examination of witnesses at administrative hearings relatingto personnel matters and the adoption of agency standards, policies, rulesand regulations.

As used in this chapter "attorney" means attorney-at-law.

(Code 1950, 54-42; 1972, c. 391; 1974, c. 456; 1976, c. 277; 1988, c. 765;1991, c. 650; 1994, c. 30; 1998, c. 796.)

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