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The Northern Virginia Black Attorneys Association (NOVABAA) serves as a positive voice and professional legal association for a diverse group of attorneys, particularly, African American attorneys, judges, law professors and law students in Northern Virginia. NOVABAA works to promote issues important to the African American legal community and to improve professional opportunities for members and the broader legal community.

NOVABAA strives to be a leader on social, cultural, political and legal issues within the Northern Virginia community. NOVABAA encourages and seeks to have a diverse membership to include attorneys, judges, law professors, and law students of all races who share common interests and goals of strengthening the Northern Virginia legal community.

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Membership in NOVABAA is available to:
  • Members of the Virginia State Bar
  • Members of other another State Bar who reside in Virginia
  • Judicial members of Virginia State Bar
  • Judicial members of any other State Bar, who reside in Virginia
  • Law Professors and Law Students
  • Law School Graduates who reside in Virginia

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NOVABAA in the News

12/8/20 - Congratulations to NOVABAA's own Tania Saylor on her appointment to the Fairfax County Circuit Court Bench.  She becomes the first African American woman appointed to the Circuit Court in Northern Virginia.

12/5/20 - Congratulations to NOVABAA's own Melinda Van Lowe on her appointment to the Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court Bench.

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