The statewide Judiciary Committee gathers, organizes and disseminates information on and interviews potential candidates for judgeships and magistrateships, and submits recommendation letters to appointing authorities.
The President of VWAA appoints a Chair or Co-chairs of the Judiciary Committee from the membership and this appointment is approved by the Board of Directors. At least five other members of the Association representing different geographical regions throughout the Commonwealth are appointed to serve and also may include some or all of the chairs of any chapter judicial review committee formed by a local chapter. These appointments also must be approved by the Board of Directors and may be made on a rolling basis as needed to maintain the composition and effectiveness of a committee.
Supplemental Documentation to the Rules (referenced as Tabs)
Candidates for judicial vacancies known or anticipated at the federal or statewide level shall be evaluated and considered by the Judiciary Committee. Candidates for judicial vacancies on regional Circuit, General District and Juvenile & Domestic relations courts shall be evaluated and considered by the nearest chapter judicial review committee.
Candidates must complete the VWAA Judicial Questionnaire. However, a committee may accept applications prepared by the candidate for another bar association if time constraints so require as long as the candidate is required to submit answers to any VWAA policy questions then in use.
Once approved by the Board of Directors, the ratings, summary, and brief biographies of the members of a review committee shall be disseminated to the following:
Below are the most recent recommendation documents for vacancies on the indicated courts.
|01.15.21 - 20th Judicial Circuit of Virginia - Fauquier County General District Court.pdf|
|02.18.21 - Virginia Court of Appeals.pdf|
|04.16.21 - Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.pdf|
|05.27.21 - US District Court for the Western District of Virginia.pdf|
|06.03.21 - Virginia Court of Appeals.pdf|
|01.14.20 - 23rd Judicial Circuit of Virginia, Roanoke City, Salem City and Roanoke County Circuit Court.pdf|
|02.25.20 - Court of Appeals of Virginia.pdf|
|05.28.20 - 18th Judicial Circuit of Virginia Alexandria Circuit Court.pdf|
|11.11.20 - 19th Judicial Circuit - Fairfax County Circuit Court.pdf|
|11.11.20 - 19th Judicial Circuit - Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court.pdf|
|01.15.19 - 20th Judicial Circuit of Virginia, Loudoun County Circuit Court.pdf|
|06.20.19 - 18th Judicial Circuit Alexandria Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court.pdf|
|10.21.19 - US District Court for the Eastern Distric of Virginia.pdf|
|12.20.19 - 20th Judicial Circuit, Loudoun County District Court .pdf|
|12.23.19 - 31st Judicial Circuit of Virginia - Prince William County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.pdf|
|03.01.18 - 17th Judicial Circuit of Virginia, Arlington County Circuit Court.pdf|
|04.08.18 - United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia.pdf|
|06.29.18 - United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.pdf|
|12.10.18 - 19th Judicial-Circuit of Virginia, Fairfax County Circuit Court.pdf|
|01.08.17 - Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit.pdf|
|10.10.17 - United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria Division.pdf|
|12.07.17 - 31st Judicial Circuit of Virginia, Prince William County Circuit Court.pdf|
|12.15.17 - 19th Judicial Circuit of Virginia Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court.pdf|
|01.13.16 - 23rd Judicial Circuit.pdf|
|02.12.16 - Fairfax Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court.pdf|
|02.25.16 - 23rd Judicial Circuit.pdf|