Northern Virginia Chapter

PRESIDENT
Tiffany Burton

PRESIDENT ELECT
Jamel Rowe

TREASURER
Jill Seiferth

SECRETARY
Kabara Praskavich

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Maureen Carr

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY OUTREACH
Melissa Dragone

DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION
Hudaidah Bhimdi

DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP
Valerie Reid

DIRECTOR OF ETHICS
Carolé Krogmann

DIRECTOR OF JUDICIARY
Christie Leary

DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL EVENTS
Shannon Peak

DIRECTOR OF MT. VERNON PROGRAM
Elizaebth Soc

DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL MEDIA
Alexandra Ribe

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS
Sara Sakagami

CO-DIRECTORS OF HOLIDAY RECEPTION
Tashina Gorgone
Dana Wolfson

DIRECTOR OF COLOR OF JUSTICE
Theodora Stringham

DIRECTORS AT LARGE
Hon. Lorraine Nordlund (Ret.)
Taylor Chapman
Virginia Haizlip
Laurie Neff
Marina Blickley
Michelle Kaminsky

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Did You Know?

The Northern Virginia Chapter holds regular monthly meetings. 

The Mount Vernon High School girls interested in the legal profession initiative continues to be sponsored by the Northern Virginia Chapter. Each session takes place at Mount Vernon High School located at 8515 Old Mt Vernon Rd in Alexandria, VA. Please check the upcoming events for specific dates and times. If interested in volunteering, please email Natalia C. Wilson at nwilson@ainbanklaw.com for more information.

Annual events:  Color of Justice Program, Ethics Seminar

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Chapter News

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

The Virginia Women Attorneys Association, Northern Virginia Chapter's Judicial Screening Committee will conduct virtual interviews of applicants for the anticipated vacancy on the Fairfax County Circuit Court on September 20, 2021.

Applications must be returned to Jamel Rowe via email at jrowe@livesaymyers.com or via the online Judicial Candidates Questionnaire by 5:00 p.m. on September 16, 2021. If completing the questionnaire online, please enter jrowe@livesaymyers.com for item 4.

Please also include a photograph and biography with your application.

NVWAA and/or VWAA members who practice in the Fairfax County Circuit Court are needed to sit on the panel. Please contact Jamel at jrowe@livesaymyers.com or (703) 865-4746 as soon as possible if you are able to participate.


Northern Virginia Chapter to Conduct Interviews for United States District Court for the Eastern District of VA

The Honorable Liam O’Grady, Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, assumed Senior status on May 1, 2020. As such, pursuant to the By‐Laws of the Virginia Women Attorneys Association (“VWAA”), the VWAA will empanel a Judicial Screening Committee (“Committee”) to interview and consider candidates for the judicial vacancy. The Committee will consist of at least five VWAA members.

Interviews of candidates will be conducted virtually via Zoom on January 28, 2021. Candidates interested in applying should submit an application to Maureen E. Carr (mcarr@beankinney.com) and Kristi Cahoon Kelly (kkelly@kellyguzzo.com), Co‐Chairs of the Committee, by January 8, 2021. If you are completing an online application please include mcarr@beankinney.com, kkelly@kellyguzzo.com in the field for question #4 so they will receive the applications directly. The application can also be downloaded as a PDF as well as the Rules of the Judiciary Screening Committee.

VWAA members who practice in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia are needed to sit on the Committee. To apply for a seat on the Committee, please contact Maureen E. Carr (mcarr@beankinney.com) and Kristi Cahoon Kelly (kkelly@kellyguzzo.com) by December 23, 2020.


Interview Results for Two Vacancies in the 19th Judicial Circuit, Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court

On October 29, 2020 the Northern Virginia Chapter's Judicial Screening Committee conducted virtual interviews of nine candidates for two anticipated vacancies in the 19th Judicial Circuit of Virginia, Fairfax County Juvenile & 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 November 11, 2020.



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