Northern Virginia Chapter

PRESIDENT
Maureen Carr

PRESIDENT ELECT
Tiffany Burton

TREASURER
Jill Seiferth

SECRETARY
Jamel Rowe

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Virginia Haizlip

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY OUTREACH
Carol Krogmann

DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION
Elizabeth Soc

DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP
Sara Sakagami

DIRECTOR OF ETHICS
Theodora Stringham

DIRECTOR OF JUDICIARY
Michelle Kaminsky

DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL EVENTS
Kabara Praskavich

DIRECTOR OF MT. VERNON PROGRAM
The Hon. Lorraine Nordlund (Ret.)

DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL MEDIA
Tashina Gorgone

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS
Valerie Reid

CO-DIRECTORS OF HOLIDAY RECEPTION
Laurie Neff
Melissa Dragone

DIRECTOR OF COLOR OF JUSTICE
Dana Wolfson

DIRECTORS AT LARGE
Alison Mullins
Taylor Chapman
Alexandra Ribe
Christie Leary

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Did You Know?

The Northern Virginia Chapter holds regular monthly meetings. 

The Mount Vernon High School girls interested in the legal profession initiative continues to be sponsored by the Northern Virginia Chapter. Each session takes place at Mount Vernon High School located at 8515 Old Mt Vernon Rd in Alexandria, VA. Please check the upcoming events for specific dates and times. If interested in volunteering, please email Natalia C. Wilson at nwilson@ainbanklaw.com for more information.

Annual events:  Color of Justice Program, Ethics Seminar

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Chapter News

Northern Virginia Chapter to Conduct Interviews for United States District Court for the Eastern District of VA

The Honorable Liam O’Grady, Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, assumed Senior status on May 1, 2020. As such, pursuant to the By‐Laws of the Virginia Women Attorneys Association (“VWAA”), the VWAA will empanel a Judicial Screening Committee (“Committee”) to interview and consider candidates for the judicial vacancy. The Committee will consist of at least five VWAA members.

Interviews of candidates will be conducted virtually via Zoom on January 28, 2021. Candidates interested in applying should submit an application to Maureen E. Carr (mcarr@beankinney.com) and Kristi Cahoon Kelly (kkelly@kellyguzzo.com), Co‐Chairs of the Committee, by January 8, 2021. If you are completing an online application please include mcarr@beankinney.com, kkelly@kellyguzzo.com in the field for question #4 so they will receive the applications directly. The application can also be downloaded as a PDF as well as the Rules of the Judiciary Screening Committee.

VWAA members who practice in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia are needed to sit on the Committee. To apply for a seat on the Committee, please contact Maureen E. Carr (mcarr@beankinney.com) and Kristi Cahoon Kelly (kkelly@kellyguzzo.com) by December 23, 2020.


Interview Results for Two Vacancies in the 19th Judicial Circuit, Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court

On October 29, 2020 the Northern Virginia Chapter's Judicial Screening Committee conducted virtual interviews of nine candidates for two anticipated vacancies in the 19th Judicial Circuit of Virginia, Fairfax County Juvenile & 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 November 11, 2020.


Interview Results for Vacancy in 19th Judicial Circuit of Virginia, Fairfax County Circuit Court

On October 27, 2020 the Northern Virginia Chapter's Judicial Screening Committee conducted virtual interviews of seven candidates for the anticipated vacancy in the 19th Judicial Circuit of Virginia, Fairfax County Circuit 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 November 11, 2020.


Northern Virginia Chapter to Conduct Interviews for Fairfax County District Court

The Virginia Women Attorneys Association, Northern Virginia Chapter’s  Judicial Screening Committee will conduct interviews of applicants for the anticipated vacancy on the FAIRFAX COUNTY GENERAL DISTRICT CIRCUIT COURT.  Interviews of applicants for the Fairfax County General District Court vacancy will be conducted remotely on November 12, 2020

Applications must be returned to Michelle Kaminsky via email or via the VWAA website by 5:00 p.m. on November 1, 2020. The application can be found on the VWAA website or requested from Michelle Kaminsky (mkaminsky@khitelaw.com). 

Please also include a photograph and biography with your application. 

NVWAA and/or VWAA members who practice in the Fairfax County District Court are needed to sit on the panels. Please contact Michelle at mkaminsky@khitelaw.com or 703-766-0732 as soon as possible if you are able to participate.


Northern Virginia Chapter to Conduct Interviews for Vacancies on Fairfax County Courts

The Virginia Women Attorneys Association, Northern Virginia Chapter's Judicial Screening Committee will conduct interviews of applicants for the anticipated vacancies on the FAIRFAX COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT (1 anticipated vacancy) & FAIRFAX COUNTY JUVENILE & DOMESTIC RELATIONS DISTRICT COURT (2 anticpated vacancies).

Interviews of applicants for the Fairfax County Circuit Court vacancy will be conducted virtually on October 27, 2020. Interviews of applicants for the Fairfax County Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court vacancies will be conducted virtually on October 29, 2020.

Applications must be returned to Michelle Kaminsky via email or via the VWAA website by 5:00 p.m. on October 16, 2020. The application can be found on the VWAA website or requested from Michelle Kaminsky (mkaminsky@khitelaw.com). Please also include a photograph and biography with your application.

NVWAA and/or VWAA members who practice in the Fairfax County Circuit Court and/or Fairfax County Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court are needed to sit on the panels. Please contact Michelle at mkaminsky@khitelaw.com or 703-766-0732 as soon as possible if you are able to participate.



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