Northern Virginia Chapter

PRESIDENT
Virginia Haizlip

PRESIDENT ELECT
Maureen Carr

TREASURER
Tiffany Burton

SECRETARY
Taylor Chapman

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Alison Mullins

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY OUTREACH
Jill Seiferth

CO-DIRECTORS OF EDUCATION
Lana Manita
Elizabeth "Liz" Soc

DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP
Sara M. Sakagami

DIRECTOR OF ETHICS
Ambria Witt Wood

DIRECTOR OF JUDICIARY
Michelle Kaminsky

CO-DIRECTORS OF SOCIAL EVENTS
Dana Desprois Wolfson
Crystal Kramer

DIRECTOR OF MT. VERNON PROGRAM
The Hon. Lorraine Nordlund (Ret.)

DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL MEDIA
Jamel Rowe

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS
Valerie Reid

DIRECTOR OF HOLIDAY RECEPTION
Carole Krogmann

DIRECTORS AT LARGE
Theodora Stringham
Laurie Neff
Tashina Harris
Kabara Korth Praskavich

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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

Chapter News

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 mkaminsky@khitelaw.com 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 mkaminsky@khitelaw.com or 703-766-0732 if you are able to participate.


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.


Happy Hour with the Northern Virginia Chapter

The Northern Virgnia Chapter and the George Mason Law School participated in a happy hour and networking event at Bar Bao in Arlington, VA on April 11, 2019.


Annual Color of Justice Program

On March 23, 2019 the Northern Virginia Chapter participated in its annual Color of Justice Program at the Circuit Court of Fairfax County. This two-part event seeks to encourage diversity in the law while providing 7th to 12th grade students a glimpse into the American legal system. During the program, student participants had the chance to play the role of a juror in a mock trial presented at the Fairfax Circuit Court by real attorneys and judges.


Results of the 19th Judicial Circuit of Virginia, Fairfax County Circuit Court Judicial Screening Interviews

On November 28, 2018, the Northern Virginia Chapter's Judicial Screening Committee interviewed five candidates for the anticipated vacancy on the 19th Judicial Circuit of Virginia, Fairfax County Circuit. 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 December 10, 2018.



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