Northern Virginia Chapter Judicial Interviews

The Northern Virginia Chapter’s Judicial Screening Committee will conduct interviews of applicants for the vacancy on the CITY OF ALEXANDRIA GENERAL DISTRICT COURT. Interviews of applicants will take place on November 4, 2019 in The Grenadier Room at the Alexandria Courthouse. Applications must be returned to Michelle Kaminsky at Hite Kaminsky Family Law & Mediation, PLLC, 10427 North Street, Ste. 200 Fairfax, VA 22030 by 5:00 p.m. on October 25, 2019. You may complete the application online, download it, or it may also be obtained by calling Karen Sultan at 703-766-0732 and requesting a copy. 

Please return 8 hard copies of the completed application, a photograph, and a biography as well as send 1 electronic copy of the completed application to Michelle directly at by the date and time referenced above. If completing the form online, enter the email address where it indicates on question 4.

VWAA members who practice in the City of Alexandria General District Court are needed to sit on the panel. Please contact Michelle at either or 703-766-0732 if you are able to participate.

Richmond Chapter Ethics Seminar

The Richmond Chapter and VAratify ERA co-sponsored an ethics seminar on August 29, 2019 entitled "MeToo, YouToo, WhereTo: Should the Virginia State Bar Adopt an Anti-Discrimination Rule?" in Richmond, VA.  Panelists included: 

Marni E. Byrum
President, Virginia State Bar Principal, McQuade Byrum

James M. McCauley
Ethics Counsel, Virginia State Bar

Eric M. Page
Immediate Past Chair, Virginia State Bar's Standing Committee on Legal Ethics Member, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

Faith Alejandro
Attorney, Sands Anderson

D. Patricia Wallace
Attorney, VAratifyER
The Wallace Law Firm PLC

Kevin Woodson
Professor of Law, T.C. Williams School of Law University of Richmond

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 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


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.


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