Roanoke Chapter

Roanoke Chapter

PRESIDENT 
Susan Waddell 

VICE PRESIDENT
Sue Cook

TREASURER 
Julianne Blake

SECRETARY
Jennifer Crook

CLE CHAIR
Heather Ferguson

JUDICIAL COMMITTEE CHAIR, SUCCESS PROJECT CHAIR
Nancy Reynolds

RECEPTION CHAIR
Devon Slovensky

RECOGNITION COMMITTEE CHAIR
Nanda Davis

MEETINGS CHAIR
Kristin Johnstone

MEMBERSHIP CHAIR
Rhona Levine

SOCIAL AND ELECTRONIC MEDIA CHAIR
Katie DeCoster

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Did You Know?

The Roanoke Chapter, formerly known as the Roanoke/New River Valley Chapter, was officially recognized as a chapter by the state organization in 1987. The chapter has grown from informal lunch meetings of four to five women in the mid to late 1970s to the over 40 current members. Networking, mentorship, and professional and personal support continue to be its hallmarks.

The Roanoke Chapter holds regular monthly meetings, annually offers free or low cost CLEs to Roanoke Valley attorneys, and has traditionally provided pro bono support to local organizations such as Total Action Against Poverty (now known as Total Action for Progress), the Roanoke Valley Court Appointed Special Advocate Program, and the Turning Point women's shelter. In local schools, the chapter has participated in "Law Day" poster contests and in the Rule of Law Program in conjunction with the Virginia Law Foundation and the Virginia Bar Association. Service to the community is an important characteristic shared by the members.

Chapter News

Monthly Meetings

Please join us for our monthly luncheons, socialization, officer announcements, and related discussions.

Member Achievements

VWAA’s Member Recognition Committee is excited to share the achievements of our members! If you’d like to include any achievements in our next newsletter, please contact Nanda Davis at nanda@davislawpractice.com.

Success Project Roundtable

A Success Project Roundtable at Carlos Brazilian Internation Cuisine in Roanoke, VA was held on September 20, 2018. The topic was "Having a Game Plan For Your Career" with a focus on starting your own practice. Speakers were Nanda Davis and Leigh Strelka.


Appellate Preservation CLE

On April 18, 2016 a CLE was held by the Roanoke Chapter at Blue Five in downtown Roanoke. Erin Ashwell lead the topic discussion on Appellate Preservation.


Seven Candidates Interviewed for the 23rd Judicial Circuit

On February 9-11, 2016, the Virginia Women Attorneys Association, Roanoke Chapter's Judicial Screening Committee interviewed seven candidates for one present vacancy in the General District Court for the 23rd Judicial Circuit occasioned by the elevation of the Honorable J. Christopher Clemens. The results of the screening interviews and additional information about each candidate can be found in the lletter issued by the Virginia Women Attorneys Association on February 25, 2016.



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