Northern Virginia Black Attorneys Association

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Officers and Committees

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2017-2019 Officers

President

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Vanessa Jordan

Vice President

Vernida Chaney

Treasurer

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Dominique Callins

Secretary

Victoria Walker 

President Emeritus

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Dontae L. Bugg

Committees

Community Service

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Pia Miller, Chair

Specialty Bar Liaison

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Chidi I. James, Chair

Social

Vanessa Jordan, Chair

CLE

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Dominique Callins, Chair

Judicial/Social Action

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Vernida Chaney, Chair

Chidi I. James, Vice Chair (Pictured Above)

Website

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Patricia Donkor, Chair

Archive

Kellie Budd, Chair

Membership

Anita McFadden, Chair

BLSA Liaison

 

Description of Committees

Community Outreach:

Responsible for collecting and packaging Thanksgiving Baskets. This committee also oversees the Mentor Program.

Socials/Special Events:

Plans happy hours, barbeques, and other events just for fun and community-building. Most recently, this committee organized our Holiday Party.

BLSA Student/GMU Law School:

Assists in the formation and maintenance of NOVABAA student groups at Virginia law schools, and in mentoring GMU BLSA law students.

Membership:

Focuses on recruiting efforts for the organization and compiles our membership directory.

Website:

As a member of this committee, you will work on information and submissions for our website and newsletter.

Judicial Screening:

Evaluates and endorses candidates for Virginia judicial offices.

Fundraising:

Working in conjunction with our parent organization, the Old Dominion Bar Association, (ODBA), this committee assists with the planning of the annual conference and gathering of CLE and ethics materials.

Continuing Legal Education:

Coordinates the development and presentation of CLE and other educational opportunities such as the ODBA Conference.

Volunteer!

If you would like to volunteer please contact one of our committee chairs. Join us!


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