MRWBA News Update  October 6, 2021

Welcome New Members!

        • Heather Barden, Student, University of Richmond School of Law
        • Grace GilbertStudent, University of Richmond School of Law
        • Katherine Morley, Esq., Moran Reeves Conn
        • Lydia Pulley, Esq., Verizon Communications 
        • Jennifer Reinkober, Circuit Court of Henrico County 

        Find contact information for all members in the Member Directory.

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          Student memberships are complimentary!

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          Updated Schedule: Tina's Wish EmpowHER Series

          MRWBA is pleased to collaborate with Tina's Wish as a Community Partner for their EmpowHER Series! The webisode series educates and empowers women in relation to their gynecologic health. 

          The next webisode will be Be Heard: How to Be Your Own Best Health Advocate and it will air on Thursday, December 9th at noon ET. To register, click here.

          Recordings of the first three webisode, Gynecologic Cancers: Facts & Differences, Disparities in Gynecologic Cancers and How We Can Close the Gap, and The Role Genetics Plays in Gynecologic Cancers are available on the Tina's Wish website

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          Member Social is Next Week!

          Join MRWBA as we hold an outdoor, in person member social on Tuesday, October 12th from 5 to 7 p.m. at James River Cellars Winery’s covered pavilion.  Members are encouraged to bring a friend who is not currently a member but is interested in learning more about MRWBA.

          Light appetizers and one drink ticket will be provided for each registrant. Additional drinks may be purchased by each individual.

          There is no fee to attend this event, but advance registration is requested.  We will be following safety protocols in place at the venue.  

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          In-Person Luncheons Resume

          Join us as MRWBA resumes our in-person meetings at Willow Oaks Country Club and we welcome a panel of nonprofit leaders to discuss their organizations' missions and how we can get involved to move them forward.

          INVITED PANELISTS INCLUDE:
          • Boys to Men and Girls to Women (mentoring)
          • The Forward Foundation (assistance to working single mothers)
          • The John Marshall Center (engagement and education about the rule of law)
          • Recover Hope (support for victims of human trafficking)
          • Virginia Poverty Law Center (training and advocacy for the legal rights of low-income Virginians)

          We'll also hold a raffle to help us celebrate being back together.

          Register now for the Pro Bono Luncheon: Getting Involved for Good.

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          Mentor Pairings are Complete!

          The annual MRWBA mentorship parings are complete!  Mentors should have received an email from Katy Groover, Mentorship Chair, with the name(s) of their mentees.  Mentors also should have received an introductory email from their mentee(s). Thank you to all of the mentors who have generously offered to dedicate their time to this service this year. 

          We’re looking forward to a great happy hour event for all mentors and mentees on November 4, from 6-8pm, at Kabana Rooftop Bar.  Please save the date!  More details will be available soon.

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          Judicial Vacancies: Nomination Deadline is Friday!

          NOTICE is hereby given that the Judiciary Committee of The Bar Association of the City of Richmond solicits and invites suggestions from the Bench, Bar, and the public at-large of names of qualified persons to be considered for endorsement as candidates for 1) a vacancy on the General District Court for the City of Richmond occasioned by the elevation of the Honorable Claire G. Cardwell and 2) a forthcoming judicial vacancy in the General District Court for the County of Henrico occasioned by the upcoming retirement of the Honorable Thomas O. Bondurant, Jr.

          Suggestions must be in writing and should be mailed to Lelia N. Martin, c/o Richmond Bar Association, P.O. Box 1213, Richmond, Virginia 23218 or hand-delivered to her at the Bar office located at 707 E. Main Street, Suite 1620, Richmond, VA 23219. Nominations may also be e-mailed to Ms. Martin at lmartin@richmondbar.org. It is incumbent on the sender to verify receipt of the nomination. Nominations must be received by 12:00 noon on October 8, 2021 in order to be considered. Please include contact information for the individual(s) whom you nominate.  

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          We Appreciate our Sponsors’ Continuing Support During these Challenging Times


          MRWBA’s events, even the virtual ones, are possible thanks to the generosity of our sponsors. These sponsorships provide an opportunity to promote your brand to a demographic of well-educated, professional women with an average salary of $101,126 per year. Register for a sponsorship now, or e-mail admin@mrwba.org with questions.

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