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Barbara Saunders

Assistant Ethics Counsel

Virginia State Bar

Barbara Balogh Saunders is Assistant Ethics Counsel for the Virginia State Bar.  She has held this position since June 2001.  Ms. Saunders staffs the Ethics Department’s “hotline,” providing ethics advice to members of the Virginia Bar, and also is staff counsel responsible for reviewing and investigating unauthorized practice of law complaints.
Prior to joining the Virginia State Bar, Ms. Saunders was in private practice for twelve years.  She was a partner at the law firm of Poindexter & Schorsch in Waynesboro where her practice focused on domestic relations, Workers Compensation, and Social Security disability.  Prior to practicing in Waynesboro, Ms. Saunders practiced in Richmond.
Ms. Saunders graduated from Mary Washington College in 1983 with a BA in International Affairs.  She graduated from T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond in 1989.