Between October 10 and 11, 2019 the VWAA's Judicial Screening Committee interviewed seventeen candidates for the vacancy on the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, occasioned by Judge Rebecca Beach Smith's decision to take senior status as of August 1, 2019. 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 October 21, 2019.