Join your local VWAA chapter and be a part of the activities. Current VWAA chapters include:

Chapters usually have monthly meetings and members are also part of various committees, such as Judiciary and Legislative.

Member Benefits

VWAA members have access to:

Continuing Legal Education
Networking events
Volunteer opportunities

Attention Law Students!

VWAA offers FREE membership to law students and encourages participation in chapter events and programs.


August 20, 2022 | 12:30 PM
Northern Virginia Chapter Volunteer Opportunity
Please join us for this volunteer opportunity in the community to sort food for those in need. DETAILS

August 25, 2022 | 5:30 PM
Abingdon/SWVA Chapter Book Club Social
We will be discussing the book Infinitely More: Choosing Freedom, A Career Mom's Turning Point by Amy Conway-Hatcher, but you are welcome to join us (PLEASE RSVP) even if you have not read the book. This will be an evening of casual conversation and fellowship. DETAILS

September 29, 2022 | 5:30 PM
Roanoke Chapter Meet 'n' Greet with local legislators at Billy's
This is a diversity initiatives effort for the legislators to get to know the talented women attorneys in their districts. DETAILS

October 27, 2022 | 3:00 PM
Richmond Chapter Ethics CLE
Registration information coming soon DETAILS

December 1, 2022 | 6:00 PM
Roanoke Chapter Annual Judicial Reception
More details coming soon. DETAILS

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Roanoke Chapter's Nancy Reynolds Sworn in as Director for NCWBA

Nancy Reynolds NCWBA Swearing in Ceremony

On August 5, 2022, Nancy Reynolds of the VWAA Roanoke Chapter was sworn in as a Director for the National Conference of Womens Bar Associations Board. The NCWBA is an Association for associations representing 35,000 women attorneys. The VWAA is a proud member and honored to see one of our own leaders serve on their Board.

Ms. Reynolds is a member of VWAA Roanoke Chapter and is serving as the 2022-2023 State Treasurer for the VWAA and a co-Chair of the Diversity Initiative Committee. She was also the recipient of the 2022 VWAA President's Award for her passion and dedication to women's development in law.


Abingdon/SWVA Chapter
Upcoming Events in 2022

Join us for the following events. Please contact the Chapter Board for more information. 

Thursday, August 25  Book Club Social at Abingdon Vineyards. We will be discussing the book Infinitely More: Choosing Freedom, A Career Mom's Turning Point by Amy Conway-Hatcher.

September 2022 Career Panel at Appalachian School of Law in Grundy, VA.  More information to come. 

October 28, 2022 Virtual Lunch and Learn. More information to come. 

November/December 2022 Chapter Charity Drive. More information to come. 


Roanoke Chapter
2022 Events & Activities

Below is a list of upcoming events in 2022: 

A Meeting of the Membership on August 18, 5:00 pm, at the Green Goat.

On September 29 at 5:30 pm we will host a Meet ‘N Greet with our local legislators at Billy’s, 102 Market Street, Roanoke, VA 24011. 

We will have the Annual Judicial Reception on December 1 at 6:00 pm. The location is to be determined.

Finally, the Roanoke Chapter is working with Kate Reese to host a local You Be The Judge program for Spring 2023 and is planning a CLE program that will include a trip to a winery.

Updates will be provided as the year unfolds.


VWAA Partners With ALPS Insurance

The Virginia Women Attorneys Association is proud to announce it has entered a 1-year partnership with ALPS Insurance.


VWAA 2022 Annual Meeting

The Virginia Women Attorneys Association had its Annual Meeting on June 17, 2022 in Virginia Beach and virtually. President Rachel Robinson honored past Presidents Janet Cho and Margaret Hardy for their leadership, particularly through the COVID-19 pandemic. We are greatly for their continued service to the Association.


Professional According to Whom?

On June 17, 2022, the VWAA hosted a luncheon panel exploring expectations for women’s appearance and attire in the courtroom and the law firm. Our moderator Shemeka C. Hankins brought together Justice Cleo E. Powell, Judge Linda Bryant, Judge Roxie O. Holder, and Judge Tameeka Montgomery Williams to share their observations and personal experiences to touch on issues of implicit bias, discrimination, and the intersection of race, gender, and cultural norms. Watch the panel discussion.