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Upcoming events

    • May 22, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual / TBD

    NOVABAA Worship Service

    • May 25, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • TBD

    NOVABAA Women's Day

    • June 01, 2022
    • 12:00 AM
    • June 30, 2022
    • 11:59 PM
    • Everywhere

    NOVABAA February Fitness Challenge

    Has COVID got you feeling stir crazy?  Have you lost a step with your regular fitness routine due to the pandemic?  Are you interested in getting back in shape, or competing with friends in the spirit of healthy competition (literally)?  Do you want some accountability partners in your health journey? Well look no further!

    Beginning in April, NOVABAA will be promoting monthly fitness challenges, pitting our NOVABAA members, young and old against one another.  These challenges are meant to inspire each of us to dig deep and force us to take that walk after we get home from work, or to take the stairs while we're at work.  We hope that these challenges will encourage us to hold one another accountable for our health goals, and possibly inspire some friendly trash talk amongst the saints. :) 

    You MUST have an Apple Watch to participate*.  Sorry FitBit and Android users, you all won't be able to compete until May.  The nature of the competition is that you earn points for closing the rings on your Apple Watch.  Every time you close a ring, you gain bonus points.  You may close your ring multiple times (up to 3x) to get additional bonus points.  The top 3 winners at the end of the month will win Gold, Silver and Bronze medals through the App, which will correspond to real life prizes and awards from NOVABAA.  Depending on how this challenge goes over, we may implement some team oriented challenges down the road.

    You will need to download the "Challenges" App here to begin.  Once you download it, you will need to put in the following code "dxab" to join the NOVABAA April Fitness Challenge.  It's a few weeks away, but please do not wait until the last minute.  Participation is free to current members and $5 for everyone else.  We promise to have prizes for our winners, and most importantly, we hope to inspire one another to hold each other accountable and to strive for good health and wellness moving forward!

    To participate in the NOVABAA April Fitness Challenge:

    1. You must have an Apple Watch.
    2. Click here to download the Challenges App.
    3. Once inside the app, click the button "Join a Challenge"
    4. It will ask you for a code, input "dxab"
    5. You will see a group NOVABAA picture, along with the caption "NOVABAA February Fitness Challenge"
    * - For anyone concerned, your personal information (i.e. - phone number) will not be seen by anyone if you choose to participate.

         I'm excited about helping NOVABAA members to focus on their health and wellness in this new position.  I look forward to assisting our members in focusing on their physical and mental health and wellness with the same attention that they pay to their professional development and success.  African Americans are more likely to suffer from High Blood Pressure, Diabetes and Strokes than others.  In this position I hope to keep us motivated to succeed and to promote good health and fitness through enjoyable programming and some healthy competitions.  If you have any suggestions for health and wellness programming, whether it be fitness competitions, yoga, meditation, or anything else, please do not hesitate to contact me.

    Melanie Wright

    Health and Wellness Chair

    • June 14, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC)
    • Zoom Meeting

    NOVABAA General Body Meeting

    • June 15, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    NOVABAA Men's Day

    • June 20, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Zoom

    NOVABAA's Juneteenth Celebration

    • August 09, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Zoom (Virtual)

    NOVABAA's Bylaws Meeting

    As with any organization, Bylaws require fine tuning from time to time.  NOVABAA is no different.  Our bylaws were installed in 2009, and since then many things have changed, including NOVABAA and how it does business, that necessitate that we review our bylaws.

    Per our Article X of our current bylaws, we are required to give at least 30 days notice of the bylaws meeting, as well as 30 days notice of the proposed amendments.  Proposed amendments may be made by a majority vote of the Executive Committee, or by written request of three (3) NOVABAA members in good standing.  The proposed amendment will be put to a vote, and become law if a super majority (3/4) of the members in active standing at the Bylaws Meeting.  In short, if you would like for your voice to be heard on any proposed amendments, you will have (1) to be an active dues paid member, and (2) be present at the Bylaws Meeting on August 9, 2022.

    The Executive Committee has not yet begun its review of NOVABAA's bylaws, however it will disseminate any proposed amendments, no later than the (bylaws imposed) deadline of July 9, 2022.  Any other member supported proposed bylaw amendments will also need to be submitted to membership (via the Executive Committee) by the same deadline.

    NOVABAA's Bylaws Co-Chairs are Hon. Jane Reynolds, and Mr. Robert Bryan.  If you have questions, or proposed amendments, you can reach out to them, or to Rex Flynn.  In the meantime, if you would like to see the current NOVABAA Bylaws, please click here.

    • September 15, 2022
    • September 17, 2022
    • National Harbor

    NOVABAA Convention at MGM National Harbor

    This is it Saints! It's Official!

    We will be hosting our first ever NOVABAA Convention at MGM National Harbor Resort Hotel this September from the 15th to the 17th.  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!

    We are still finalizing our programming, but expect to be amazed!  In the meantime, RSVP here in order to staying up to date with our announcements.  Sponsorship opportunities are available, if you or your firm might be interested in sponsoring our first annual NOVABAA convention, please click here.  

    In the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at president@novabaa.org.

    • December 03, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual / TBD

    NOVABAA Worship Service

    • March 16, 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Virtual (Zoom)

    NOVABAA's Practice Roundtable 

Past events

May 21, 2022 The DMV Black Bar Associations' Joint Top Golf Event
May 18, 2022 NOVABAA's Mental Health Awareness Program
May 12, 2022 Lavonda's Going Away Party
May 04, 2022 NOVABAA's 2nd Annual EDVA Group Admission Ceremony
April 24, 2022 NOVABAA's Day at the Shooting Range
April 19, 2022 NOVABAA SCOTUS Bar Group Admission
April 15, 2022 NOVABAA Professional Portraits and Headshots
April 04, 2022 NOVABAA Stews & Brews (Social)
April 02, 2022 Prince William County Bar Association's Bench Bar Dinner
April 01, 2022 NOVABAA's April Fitness Challenge
March 29, 2022 NOVABAA Virtual Trivia Night
March 27, 2022 NOVABAA Day of Worship
March 05, 2022 Fairfax Bar Association's Bench Bar Dinner
February 20, 2022 NOVABAA Black History Month Brunch
February 08, 2022 NOVABAA BLSA Book Award
February 08, 2022 NOVABAA General Body Meeting
February 01, 2022 Executive Board Meeting
February 01, 2022 NOVABAA's February Fitness Challenge
December 20, 2021 NOVABAA Family Fun Night
December 19, 2021 NOVABAA Social: "How I Learned What I Learned"
November 03, 2021 George Mason University Law Student / NOVABAA Happy Hour
October 29, 2021 NOVABAA's Annual CLE
October 13, 2021 Pivoting Practice Areas as a Public Sector Attorney
September 08, 2021 NOVABAA's Fairfax Circuit Court Judicial Screening Committee
August 17, 2021 August Executive Board Meeting
July 01, 2021 NOVABAA Group Discount to One Life Fitness and Sport & Health
June 18, 2021 NOVABAA's Juneteenth Celebration
June 17, 2021 NOVABAA EDVA Group Admission
June 10, 2021 NOVABAA Group Discount from Westlaw
June 07, 2021 June Executive Board Meeting
June 01, 2021 NOVABAA's June Fitness Challenge
May 27, 2021 CLE - Personal Injury Practice 101
May 21, 2021 NOVABAA Professional Portraits and Headshots
May 10, 2021 NOVABAA's May Fitness Challenge
April 22, 2021 CLE - "Every superhero needs some theme music." The power of using Themes at trial. - David P. Baugh
April 13, 2021 General Body Meeting
April 01, 2021 NOVABAA's April Fitness Challenge
March 25, 2021 NOVABAA Virtual Trivia Night

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