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NOVABAA 40th Anniversary Celebration

NOVABAA 40th Anniversary Celebration at

the World Famous Salamander Resort

This is it Saints! It's Official!  Registration is now open!   Forty years ago, a handful of intrepid African American attorneys, dismayed at the disrespect they'd received at a local bar association, sought to create something special.  Their goal was to create a bar association of their own that would serve as a safe space for African American Attorneys, and likewise foster advancement opportunities for African Americans, and other people of color in the legal community.

The organization that was subsequently created was the Northern Virginia Black Attorneys' Association, or "NOVABAA" for short. From huddled dinner meetings at an Alexandria restaurant in the Fall of 1982 to boasting over 200 members in 2022, NOVABAA has come a very long way.  We expect to showcase the story of NOVABAA's origin and development over the course of the next year, and we believe that you will be as pleased at we are at our programming and lineup of events.

We will be hosting our 40th Anniversary Celebration NOVABAA Convention at the World Famous Salamander Resort this August from the 24th to the 25th.  We will have LOTS of educational, recreational, and relaxational (is that even a word? I'm running with it because I'm on a roll...) events for the Saints to engage in.  From CLE by top notch presenters, to presentations on health, and mental health, as well as relaxation, meditation and yoga - we expect to knock your socks off!

Thursday evening NOVABAA will celebrate the retirement of one of our beloved founders, Hon. William T. Newman, Jr.  That event will be deejayed by the Pride of Heritage High School, NOVABAA's own DJ 5800, aka Hon. Dontae L. Bugg on the wheels of steel!  The celebration continues on Friday with relaxation and CLE programming, along with our President's Luncheon honoring the tremendous progress NOVABAA has made within the last 40 years. The Keynote Speaker for the luncheon will be Chief Justice of the Virginia Supreme Court, Hon. S. Bernard Goodwyn.  

We will close out our celebration with another party, with NOVABAA's own Hon. Dontae L. Bugg once again on the Wheels of Steel, with an 1980's themed party to bring the event to a close.  This is absolutely, positively, an event you do not want to miss!  We will have a photographer, photo booth, and several special invited guests at the reception. We look forward to some incredible days of fun, education and relaxation with the NOVABAA brothers, sisters and guests!  

Sponsorship opportunities are available, if you or your firm might be interested in sponsoring our 40th Anniversary NOVABAA convention, please click here.  The EARLY BIRD cost for NOVABAA members is $300.  Registration for Non-Members is $400. The Salamander has graciously rolled out the red carpet for NOVABAA, and there is a block of discounted rooms available for our guests on a first come, first serve basis!  The link and discount code to reserve your room will be provided upon your registration for the event.  There are LIMITED Early Bird tickets available, and Early Bird Pricing expires at midnight on June 15!  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at president@novabaa.org.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available, if you or your firm might be interested in serving as 40th Anniversary partners for this tremendous event, please click here.  We have a number of sponsorship levels with varying levels of exposure.  If you have questions, please contact me ASAP. 

If you wish to register for the 40th Anniversary Celebration, you may do so by clicking here

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