May 2019
Lunch with the Judges and Annual Meeting Scheduled for May 29th: Won't You Join Us?

Join MRWBA  for our Annual Business Meeting at Willow Oaks. While we reflect on the successes and challenges of the bar year just ending and look ahead to the coming bar year we'll enjoy an opportunity to interact with local Judges in a relaxed atmosphere. Our confirmed table hosts are:

  • Hon. Claire Cardwell, Richmond General District Court - Civil Division
  • Hon. Barbara Gaden (ret), Richmond General District Court - Civil Division
  • Hon. Marilynn C. Goss, Richmond J&DR Court
  • Hon. Catherine C. Hammond (ret.), Henrico Circuit Court
  • Hon. Shannon O. Hoehl, Hanover J&DR Court
  • Hon. Vanessa L. Jones, Chesterfield J&DR Court
  • Hon. Elizabeth Lacy (ret), Virginia Supreme Court
  • Hon. M. Hannah Lauck, U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • Hon. Jayne Pemberton, Chesterfield J&DR Court
  • Dean Wendy C. Perdue, University of Richmond School of Law
  • Hon. Angela Roberts (ret.), Richmond J&DR Court

Click here to register.


Last Chance to Register for the Member Social

Join MRWBA and Prime Legal for our spring member social this Thursday, April 25th at Travinia in Willow Lawn. There is no fee for members to attend, but advance registration is requested. Click here for complete details or to register.


Kendra Gives Back to the DRP

Join MRWBA at a Kendra Gives Back Party on Wednesday, May 8th, at Kendra Scott in Short Pump Town Center. Enjoy sips, sweets and jewels while shopping for a cause! Twenty percent of all purchases between 5 and 8 p.m. will be donated to the MRWBA’s Domestic Relations Pamphlet.

Can’t attend? Orders placed by phone between 5 and 8 p.m. will qualify too!

Kendra Scott is a loving mom, a driven entrepreneur, and a passionate designer who believes the truest form of success is giving back in a meaningful way. Since she began her company, Kendra has lived by three core values: Family, Fashion and Philanthropy. She created a brand and culture that authentically values giving back and making a positive difference in the community. The Kendra Scott company maintains a focus on its customers and the causes close to their hearts, abiding by the mantra “What Matters to You, Matters to Us.”


Legislative Luncheon Approved for CLE Credit

MRWBA was pleased to welcome eight Virginia legislators to our April 10th luncheon, to hear about what they did, and did not, manage to get through this year's General Assembly. Our thanks to each of the legislators who attended:

  • Del. Dawn Adams
  • Del. Jeff Bourne
  • Sen. Amanda Chase
  • Sen. Rosalyn Dance
  • Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant
  • Sen. Jennifer McClellan
  • Del. Debra Rodman
  • Sen. Glen Sturtevant

The program has been approved for 1.5 hours of CLE credit. If you attended and have not yet received your CLE verification form, please contact MRWBA Administrator Mary Kidd at

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New Members

    • Laura Alridge, Boleman Law Firm, PC
    • Isabelle ChaseWehner
    • Taylor Donley, Student, University of Richmond School of Law
    • Shannon Kapadia, Henrico County Circuit Court
    • Jessica Lipford, Student, University of Richmond School of Law
    • Natalie McClearn, Stiles Ewing Powers
    • Mallory McCune, Student, University of Richmond School of Law
    • Quinn Novak, FloranceGordonBrown
    • Cassie Powell, Legal Aid Justice Center
    • Sandra Robinson
    • Lindsey Sweetgall-Brock, Student, University of Richmond School of Law
    • Miriam Torian, Legal Aid Justice Center
    Login to the Member Directory for contact details for these and all members.

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    Member News - Job Opportunity

    • Locke & Quinn seeks mid-level family law associate for adoption, surrogacy, family formation, guardianship and estate planning practice and to become part owner in the Adoption & Surrogacy Law Center. Desire for work in traditional family law (custody, divorce, support, etc) can be accommodated. Resumes and cover letters should be emailed to Colleen Quinn
    Have an announcement you’d like to share? Post job changes, marriage and baby announcements, and other updates on the website at MRWBA Member News (you must be logged in) or e-mail to


    New Domestic Relations Pamphlet Coming Soon

    Revisions are currently underway on MRWBA's Domestic Relations Pamphlet and will be wrapping up in mid-April. The updated pamphlet should be available for distribution in late May.


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