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Notice of Anticipated Judicial Vacancy on the Circuit Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit

The Judicial Selection Committee of the Loudoun Chapter, pursuant to the By-Laws of the Virginia Women Attorneys Association (VWAA), hereby gives Notice of the Judicial Selection process for the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Burke F. McCahill from the Circuit Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit, effective January 1, 2017. Candidates Interested in applying for the vacancy are asked to send, via email, an advisory of their intent to apply to the members of this Committee by 5:00 p.m. on November 22, 2016.

Candidates must then complete and electronically submit to each member of the VWAA Loudoun Judicial Selection Committee a signed VWAA Judicial Candidate questionnaire no later than 5:00 p.m. on December 5, 2016. Upon submission to the Committee of a completed VWAA questionnaire, candidates will be contacted by the Committee to set an interview. Interviews will be conducted in Leesburg on December 13, 2016.

Notice of Anticipated Judicial Vacancy on the Prince William County Circuit Court

Due to the retirement of Judge Farris, there will be a vacancy on the Prince William County Circuit Court. The VWAA will conduct interviews of candidates for this anticipated vacancy. Candidates who seek endorsement from the VWAA and wish to interview with the VWAA should submit a completed VWAA Questionnaire to Alexandra Ribe, no later than Monday, October 31, 2016. We ask that all persons currently serving on a lower court who wish to be considered please also respond with the questionnaire.

Please be advised that we are also soliciting questionnaires from those individuals who would like to be considered for General District or Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judicial positions. This is in case the vacancy from the Circuit Court is filled by a Judge from one of the other courts which opens a vacancy in the lower court. Prior to the interviews we will make sure to clarify which exact position each applicant would like to be considered for therefore those who have already submitted applications need not do anything else to be considered for each of these positions or can select which potential opening he or she would like to be considered for on the questionnaire (again, we will make sure to clarify with each applicant prior to the interview). For those of you who would like to only be considered for GDC or JDR Courts, the application deadline is November 3, 2016.

If you prefer, fill out the application online. Interview dates have not been finalized but will likely occur in mid-November.

Any questions, please contact Alexandra Ribe at (703) 335-2009 or

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