MRWBA News Update

AUGUST 5, 2020

MRWBA Goes Virtual this Fall

In light of the ongoing public health issues facing Virginia and the Nation, the MRWBA Board of Directors has voted to transition all of our Fall programs to a virtual format. Watch for complete details on the programs coming soon, but be sure to mark your calendars for our upcoming "Lunch-ins":

  • September 9
  • October 7
  • November 11
 The Board is hopeful that we will be able to meet in person for our December Awards Luncheon, but will continue to monitor the situation and make a decision sometime in the next couple of months.


MRWBA Member Appointed to Richmond General District Court

The Judges of the City of Richmond Circuit Court are pleased to announce the appointment of Mansi Shah, pictured at right, as a Judge of the City of Richmond General District Court Effective August 1st.

Congratulations to The Honorable Mansi Shah!


Awards Update

The Awards Committee announces that the following deadlines are approaching for nominations for various awards and recognitions.  Please consider nominating one of your accomplished MRWBA colleagues, or throw your own hat in the ring!  Any questions or requests for assistance may be directed to the Awards Committee Chair, Blaire O'Brien, at

  • Leaders in the Law and Up & Coming Lawyers Class of 2020 Nominations are now open for Virginia Lawyers Weekly's "Leaders in the Law" and "Up & Coming Lawyers Class of 2020."  These recognitions seek to honor attorneys and professionals in law-related fields who have made outstanding contributions to the practice of law in Virginia, significant achievements through the practice of law, leadership in improving the justice system, and important contributions to Virginia's legal community and/or the community at large.  The nomination form for both awards may be accessed here:  Nominations are due by August 14, 2020.  


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Why Mentoring is More Important Now than Ever Before

"At a time when not much feels certain about the world, having someone in your corner to turn to can help to make work life a little more manageable." So began an article from ASAE (the American Society of Association Executives) that was published last week.

While MRWBA has always had a strong Mentoring program this article reminds us why, this year more than ever, we need a strong group of volunteers to serve as mentors to those students and new attorneys who request one. If you need a mentor or want to be a mentor, log in and update your member profile to indicate your preference so you can be matched for the coming year.

While you're updating your profile, be sure to update your Committee Interest preferences too!


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