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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
Conferences
Volunteer opportunities

Attention Law Students!

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

Events

June 17, 2022 | 11:30 AM
VWAA 2022 Annual Meeting
Details about location, program agenda, and meal options are now available. RSVP today! DETAILS

June 17, 2022 | 12:30 PM
Professional According to Whom?
A panel discussion exploring expectations for women’s appearance and attire in the courtroom and the law firm. Panelists will share observations and personal experiences to touch on issues of implicit bias, discrimination, and the intersection of race, gender, and cultural norms. Moderated by Shemeka Hankins of Invictus Law. DETAILS

News [View All News]

Investiture of The Honorable Tania M.L. Saylor as Judge of the Fairfax County Circuit Court

The VWAA is honored to announce the Investiture of The Honorable Tania M.L. Saylor as Judge of the Fairfax County Circuit Court. The ceremony of Investiture of Judge Saylor, a member of the VWAA, will take place on Friday, May 6th, beginning at 4:00 p.m. at the Fairfax County Courthouse, Courtroom 5J. Please join in congratulating Judge Saylor on this momentous occasion.

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Northern Virginia Chapter
Judicial Screening Interviews for One Anticipated Fairfax County General District Court Vacancy

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 GENERAL DISTRICT COURT.  Interviews of applicants for the Fairfax County General District Court vacancy will be conducted on May 10, 2022.

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Prince William Chapter
Manassas Mayor Awarded

Manassas Mayor Michelle Davis-Younger shares a video of her acceptance of an award from the Virginia Women Attorneys Association.

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Investiture of The Honorable Melinda L. VanLowe to Take Place on April 1

The VWAA is honored to announce the Investiture of The Honorable Melinda L. VanLowe as Judge of the Fairfax Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court. The ceremony of Investiture of Judge VanLowe, a member of the VWAA, will take place next Friday, April 1st, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Fairfax Courthouse, Courtroom 5J. Please join in congratulating Judge VanLowe on this momentous occasion.

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Results of Interviews fo Vacancy on the Supreme Court of Virginia

The VWAA  Judicial Screening Committees interviewed seventeen (17) candidates via Zoom or Teams for the vacancy on the Supreme Court of Virginia created by the retirement of the Hon. William C. Mims.  An additional eleven (11) candidates who participated in the application process for the Virginia Court of Appeals and/or prior Supreme Court of Virginia vacancies were given the opportunity to maintain their prior VWAA rating and opted to do so.  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 March 18, 2022.

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Hampton Roads Chapter
Luncheon Panel Event

On February 28, 2022, VWAA Hampton Roads and Regent Law Career Services hosted a luncheon panel event celebrating and learning from promoted female attorneys in our community. Attendees, both virtual and in-person, heard stories, lessons, advice, and wisdom from the Honorable Lisa M. Lorish of the Virginia Court of Appeals, the Honorable Helivi L. Holland of the Suffolk General District Court, Ellis H. Pretlow of Kaufman & Canoles, and Sarah McCoy of the Virginia Port Authority.

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