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Judicial Branch Agencies

Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission (JIRC)
The JIRC investigates complaints of judicial misconduct or serious mental or physical disability of a justice or judge.

Virginia Board of Bar Examiners (VBBE)
The VBBE ascertains the qualifications of applicants for admission to the Bar of Virginia and licenses those applicants who meet the requirements established by the Supreme Court of Virginia, the Virginia General Assembly, and the Rules and Regulations issued by the VBBE.

Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission (VCSC)
The VCSC is charged with developing, maintaining and modifying a system of discretionary sentencing guidelines to assist the judiciary in the imposition of sentences.

Virginia State Bar (VSB)
The VSB regulates the legal profession of Virginia, advances the availability and quality of legal services provided to the people of Virginia, and assists in improving the legal profession and the judicial system.