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The mission of the VWAA is to assist women attorneys in developing their professional practice and in achieving their potential, to bring about changes in the law and to affect public policy for the benefit of the women of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The VWAA was formed in 1981 to advance the interests of women attorneys in Virginia, to encourage their mutual improvement and social interaction, and to promote the interests of women under law. The VWAA remains the only statewide bar association dedicated to the needs of women attorneys in Virginia as professionals and as women.


A Call to Action to Support the Funding and Filling of Judicial Vacancies

On September 12, 2013, the VWAA joined eight statewide bar associations to adopt a resolution supporting the funding and filling of judicial vacancies in the Commonwealth of Virginia. This action was consistent with and in furtherance of the legislative position adopted by the Board in September to support "public access to legal services through … promoting a funded judiciary and administration, including full funding for judges and clerks."

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(along with the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Virginia, the Hispanic Bar Association of Virginia, the Old Dominion Bar Association of Virginia, and the Young Lawyers Conference of the Virginia State Bar)

June 13, 2014

Sex and Labor Slaves: The Scourge of Human Trafficking CLE
1:30 pm
Sheraton Oceanfront
Capes Ballroom
Virginia Beach, VA

A reception will follow the program. 2.5 hours CLE including .5 Ethics CLE (pending). Check back for additional details.

New River Valley Chapter

Monthly Luncheon (2nd Tuesday of every month)
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Amelia's Restaurant
Christiansburg, VA

Roanoke Chapter

May 8, 2014

Lunch Meeting (Elections will also be held)
12 pm
4167 Electric Rd
Roanoke, VA 24018

Cost: $17.00, payable to "VWAA - Roanoke Chapter"
To attend, please reply to Leigh Strelka by Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Should you have any interest in serving as a VWAA Officer or as a Chapter Board Member, please contact Leigh Strelka prior to April 15, 2014.

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