Interviews For Vacancy on District Court for Eastern District

The Virginia Women Attorneys Association's Judicial Screening Committee together with the Virginia State Bar and other statewide bar associations will conduct interviews of applicants for the vacancy on the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia occasioned by Judge Rebecca Beach Smith's taking senior status as of August 1, 2019.  Interested candidates should visit www.kaine.senate.gov/eastern-district-judicial-vacancy to complete the application required by Senators Kaine and Warner. This application, with supporting documents, is due by or before August 28, 2019.

VWAA asks that candidates complete the VWAA Application and submit it with other materials to VWAA by or before September 6, 2019.

Interviews of applicants will take place on October 11, 2019 in Richmond, VA. 


5th Annual Color of Justice Program

The National Association of Women Judges created the Color of Justice program for the purpose of encouraging minority youth “to consider the law and judgeships as career goals.” The Loudoun program on July 25, 2019 was a half-day program run in conjunction with a local camp program, and featured speakers from the legal community, a networking lunch, moot court, and a courthouse tour.

Fifth Annual Color of Justice Program cake

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Results of 18th Judicial Circuit of Virginia Judicial Interviews

On June 18, 2019 the Northern Virginia Chapter's Judicial Screening Committee interviewed seven candidates for the anticipated vacancy on the 18th Judicial Circuit of Virginia, Alexandria Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court. The results of the screening interviews and additional information about each candidate can be found in the letter issued by the Virginia Women Attorneys Association on June 20, 2019.


Award of Merit Granted to the Loudoun Chapter

The Virginia State Bar (VSB) has announced its grant of an Award of Merit to the Loudoun Chapter of the VWAA. The Chapter will receive the Award at the VSB's Conference of Local and Specialty Bar Association Annual Meeting and Breakfast on Friday, June 14, 2019 at 7:30 a.m. in Virginia Beach, VA.  Loudoun’s award winning program involved its Legal Aid Clinics. As outlined by the VSB, "The group partnered with Legal Services of Northern Virginia (LSNV) to provide evening clinics on topics suggested by LSNV. The first clinic covered uncontested divorces while the second focused on offers in compromise (debt relief). Volunteers worked with LSNV to provide assistance in the areas of greatest need." Congratulations to all involved!


Tax Relief Debt Clinic

A Free Tax Debt Relief Clinic was held by the Loudoun Chapter on May 21, 2019. Training was provided in advance of the clinic and was approved for 1.5 hours of CLE credit, incluing .5 hours of ethics credit.


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