Prince William Chapter

PRESIDENT
Donna Dougherty

SECRETARY
Claire Salitsky

TREASURER
Elizabeth Munro von Keller

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Anna Bristle

CLE CHAIR
Brett Callahan

JUDICIAL SCREENING COMMITTEE CHAIR
Andrea Morisi

JUSTICIA COMMITTEE CHAIR
Sharon Pandak

MEMBERSHIP AND OUTREACH CHAIR
Angela London

NORTHERN VIRGINIA LIAISON
Mary Grace A. O'Malley

RETREAT COMMITTEE CHAIR
Donna Dougherty

BY-LAWS COMMITTEE CHAIR
Meg Patterson

NOMINATING COMMITTEE CHAIR
Donna Dougherty

LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE CHAIR
Lisa Johnson-Firth

PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE CHAIR
Anna Bristle

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Did You Know?

The Prince William Chapter holds regular monthly meetings as well as periodic networking events such as our membership drive wine tasting and law clerk receptions.

Annual events: Winter retreat, Justitia awards

Chapter News

Prince William Chapter Judicial Review Panel

The VWAA will convene a  Judicial Screening Committee panel to review candidates seeking appointment to the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, Thirty-First Circuit of Virginia, as a result of the two retirement vacancies. All persons wishing to be considered for a potential vacancy on this court should also complete and return the questionnaire.

The VWAA Judicial Candidates Questionnaire may be completed online or downloaded.

Candidates must complete and submit the Questionnaire on or before November 15, 2019 either electronically, by mail or by e-mail as below. Submission instructions are contained within the questionnaire. Candidates also should submit a resume and writing sample with their candidate questionnaire. The VWAA will interview candidates on November 22, 2019 at the office of Carluzzo, Rochkind & Smith, 9300 West Courthouse Rd, Manassas, VA 20110. Questions may be directed to Andrea Morisi, Chair VWAA Judicial Review Panel at (703) 468-8031 or andrea@morisiassociates.com.


1st Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch

Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch

The 1st Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch kicked off at the home of Jess and Brett Foster in Remington, VA on April 28, 2019. There were lots of hidden eggs to look for and fun treasures to uncover. A fun time for kids of all ages.


Prince William Chapter 2019 Justitia Award Call for Nominations

The Prince William County Chapter of the Virginia Women Attorney Association is considering nominations for the chapter’s 2019 Justitia Award to be presented at the Prince William County Bar Association's Dinner Dance in April. The Justitia Award recognizes exemplary role models in the legal community who support and promote the goals of the VWAA and, in particular, demonstrate the following strengths:

  • Commitment to justice and the women of Prince William County
  • A generosity of spirit and skills
  • Demonstrated leadership
  • Embodies the role of a trailblazer, coach, innovator, mentor, and groundbreaker

Do you know of someone in our community who should be recognized? If so, please submit your recommendations for the Justitia Award along with a statement as to the supporting qualifications by Friday, March 8, 2019 to:

Anna Bristle, Esq.
Bristle & Yi Law, PLLC
9200 Church St, Suite 202
Manassas, Virginia 20110
703.454.0701 / Fax: 703.649.6368 / Email: anna@bristleyilaw.com


Valuation of Business Interest in Equitable Distribution CLE

The Prince William Chapter sponsored a CLE entitled Valuation of Business Interest in Equitable Distribution at PWC Judicial Center on February 8, 2019 and led by Judge Lorraine Nordlund. This 2-hour CLE provided insight to help members better prepare to present, analyze, and defend business valuations during negotiations and trial.


Annual Winter Retreat

The Prince William Chapter's annual winter retreat was at Wescott House in Luray, Virginia January 18-20, 2019.

PW Chapter Winter Retreat



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