MRWBA News Update  November 3, 2021

Welcome New Members!

      • Samantha Cohn, Esq., Chaplin and Gonet
      • Samantha Galina, Esq.
      • Lauren Pixley, Student, University of Richmond School of Law
      • Lori Purvis, Esq., Sands Anderson
      • Kyara Rivera Rivera, Student, University of Richmond School of Law
      Find contact information for all members in the Member Directory.


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        Judicial Vacancy

        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 a vacancy on the Circuit Court of the County of Chesterfield occasioned by the upcoming retirement of the Honorable Frederick G. Rockwell III. 

        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 It is incumbent on the sender to verify receipt of the nomination. Nominations must be received by 12:00 noon on November 15, 2021 in order to be considered. Please include contact information for the individual(s) whom you nominate. 


        Support MRWBA - Get Your Mug

        Help MRWBA ensure that we can continue to provide the quality educational, social, and networking events that we all expect. We are accepting donations and appreciate a contribution in any amount. For each donation of $25 or more, you will receive a lovely MRWBA logo mug (pictured above)! Please note donations to the MRWBA are NOT tax deductible. 


        It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

        It's hard to believe it but the holidays are almost upon us once again. Please join us as we reconnect with friends and colleagues at the MRWBA’s Holiday Luncheon

         on December 1st. We will be joined by our favorite local pianist, Tommy Witten, whose musical stylings will provide loads of holiday cheer. As always, we look forward to welcoming your legal staff to join us as we celebrate. And, if you are so inclined, bring a friend! We welcome the opportunity to share what makes our bar association so special with those who may not yet be members.


        Get Your Raffle Tickets!

        At our Holiday Luncheon we will be drawing the winning ticket for the Fall Raffle of a stocked Wine Basket (pictured above). This will come in handy for all of your holiday gatherings. Click here to purchase your tickets now (one for $5, 5 for $20).


        Reminder - Board Vacancies

        There are currently two opportunities to serve on the MRWBA Board for the 2021-2022 board year.  This is your chance to reconnect with the Women’s Bar and work with an amazing group of women to provide valuable programming to our membership.  Both positions are “Co-Chair” positions, so you will partner with a current board member on projects.  See the committee descriptions below.  No specific experience is required, but previous involvement on the committees is helpful.

        To express interest, please complete and submit the application.  If you have questions, contact Mollie Barton (

        The Legislative Committee Co-Chair position is for the remainder of this bar year, October 2021-May 2022.

        The Programs Committee Co-Chair position is for January 2022-December 2023.


        Monitors legislative issues that have been identified as being of interest to our members and reports on those issues during and following the General Assembly session. Organizes and implements all aspects of the annual Legislative Luncheon each spring, which hosts our State Senators and Delegates to speak about their sponsored bills and provide insider glimpses of what happened on the floor and in legislative committees during the most recent legislative session. 


        Select speakers and arrange for their participation in programs for monthly luncheons. Submit appropriate programs for CLE Credit. Assist with the organization of additional member activities and programs.


        Sponsor MRWBA

        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 with questions.


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