MRWBA News Update  March 18, 2021

Welcome New Members!

    • Adonica Baine, Esq., Newport News City Attorney's Office
    • Elizabeth Hobbs, Esq., Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney for the City of Richmond

    • Nia Ayanna Vidal, Esq., Office of the Federal Public Defender

    Find contact information for all members in the Member Directory

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    Student memberships are complimentary!


    Tina's Wish EmpowHER Series

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

    The next webisode will be The Role Genetics Plays in Gynecologic Cancers and it will air on Thursday, May 6th at 11:30am ET. To register, click here.

    Recordings of webisode #1, Gynecologic Cancers: Facts & Differences and webisode #2, Disparities in Gynecologic Cancers and How We Can Close the Gap are available on the Tina's Wish website.


    Central Virginia Legal Aid Society Pro Bono Training

    Central Virginia Legal Aid Society is offering a training session for their Hotline Advice Line. Following this virtual training on March 31 from 12 - 2 p.m., pro bono attorneys will sign up for one or more 2-hour VIRTUAL shifts in JusticeServer to provide Advice & Counsel to clients with family, consumer and employment law issues. Resources and Mentorship available. Sign up here. 


    Phoebe Hall Mentorship Award to Be Given Out at Mentorship Event Tuesday

    Members, if you have been involved in the Mentorship Program this year, please be sure to RSVP for the March 23rd (virtual) Mentorship event if you have not already done so. We will begin the evening by presenting the Phoebe Hall Mentorship Award and follow up with a few words from MRWBA Member and Past President Judge Elizabeth Hanes on the importance of mentorship before having a few rounds of directed speed networking.

    Our thanks to the sponsor of this event, Williams Mullen.


    Last Chance to Submit Your Nomination for the MRWBA Woman of Achievement Award!

    As we announced last fall, due to the pandemic the Awards program that we normally hold in December has been shifted to the spring. It is currently being planned for May 26th. We are hopeful that we will be able to hold some sort of hybrid in-person/virtual event at an outdoor location. Because of this shift, the nomination deadline for the Award has been extended to March 31st.

    As our members know all too well, women lawyers often feel ‘invisible’ to firm, corporate and government leaders when it comes to being recognized for the work they do. To help us address this issue on a local level, each year the MRWBA Woman of Achievement Award recognizes a member who “exemplifies legal professionalism.” Our list of past honorees reads like a virtual Who’s Who of the Metro Richmond women's legal community, and we still need your help to find the 2020 Woman of Achievement!

    Click here for criteria and the nomination form.

    All nominations are due no later than March 31st. Questions? E-mail Awards Chair Blaire Hawkins O’Brien


    Register for the MRWBA Annual Legislative Update Webinar

    Join MRWBA  for our Annual Legislative Update Webinar on Wednesday, April 28th. The program will feature a panel of state legislators who will discuss bills from this year's General Assembly session and the legislative process. This annual program provides a great opportunity to hear the inside story from local legislators and to participate in a Q&A with them on the burning issues of the 2021 General Assembly session.

    Confirmed Panel Members

     Delegate Carrie Coyner Senator Siobhan Dunnavant 
     Senator Jennifer McClellan Senator Ryan McDougle 


    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. E-mail for details on available sponsorships.


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