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CHAPTERS: Prince William

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VWAA's mission to assist women attorneys in developing their practices and achieving their potential is implemented in part, by periodic networking events such as our membership drive wine tasting. Our chapter sponsors the ciruit court clerks' reception in September. We are interested and involved in the legislative process and had a legislative breakfast at a member's office.

Our Chapter offers Continuing Legal Education.

Membership is open to all lawyers. Cathy Croft is membership chair. First year lawyers and judges are free. Contact Catherine S. Croft at (703) 335 - 9390 or

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The Prince William chapter held meetings in January, February and April.

In February, the Justicia Award was presented to Kris Spittler at the annual bench-bar dinner dance. She was nominated and selected as one of the founding members of our chapter and someone who is considered among the legal elite in her field.

In January, we agreed to sponsor the VWAA conference to be held on April 12 and 13, 2013.


The March 22, 2012 lunch function at Carmello's in Prince William was attended by Michael HuYoung & Manny Capsalis, both of whom talked about the Diversity Conference. The price was reasonable, the food wonderful, and the company a pleasure! VWAA is a member of the conference. Please see for more information


A Continuing Legal Education Seminar was presented on September 19, 2011 at Waterford at Fair Oaks. Maryse Allen spoke on the topics of Death & Divorce and Ethics.

Judge Barbara Milano Keenan spoke at the chapter luncheon on June 29, 2011 on the topic of educating the public about the legal system.

On June 23, 2011, we held our Annual Meeting at Joan Boardmans' home.

On May 26, 2011, a General Meeting and Election of Officers was held and Compton & Duling.

On April 28, 2011 a 2 1/2 hour CLE on education issues and advocacy was held.

In March, two women legislators, one from the City of Manassas and one from Prince William County, spoke about current topics and their involvement in the process.

Our Chapter presented the Justicia award at the Bar Dinner Dance in January. This award is given to a person who has demonstrated leadership and a commitment to justice and the women of Prince William County with a a generosity of spirit and skills.

In January, Circuit Court Judges Mary Grace O'Brien and William Hamblen talked about the changes they have seen.