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    • June 18, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Crystal City Sports Pub

    It's Time to Party!

    We Shocked the World!  Our little motley crew of misfits was awarded the Virginia State Bar's 2024 Bar Association of the Year award!  Unlike the Bar Leader's Award in which Specialty Bars compete against other Specialty Bars, and Local Bars compete against Local Bars, the Bar Association of the Year award is awarded Local AND Specialty Bars - meaning that we had to beat out the heavyweight local bars to bring home the hardware!

    For those of you who weren't able to attend in person, it was a magical event, where NOVABAA was joined by the Chief Justice of the Virginia Supreme Court, Hon. S. Bernard Goodwyn and his wife Sharon, as well as Justice Cleo Powell of the Virginia Supreme Court.  Well, if you weren't able to attend in Va Beach, you have no choice but to come celebrate with us in Person next Tuesday June 18th from 6pm-9pm at the Crystal City Sports Pub in Crystal City.  The address is 529 23rd Street, Arlington, VA 22202 and we will be on the 3rd floor.  For planning purposes, we need a headcount so that they have enough servers and cooks on hand.

    It's the evening before Juneteenth, so you don't have to work the next day - come have fun with your NOVABAA Family!  And if your boss/firm/employer is forcing you to work on Juneteenth, what better way to mobilize the NOVABAA Strikeforce to rally the troops to break out the pitchforks, drums, and torches to picket your place of employment the next morning.  It's a WIN/WIN!

    On a much more serious note, this is likely to be my final event as President of this incredibly special organization.  As many of you know, I've been recently elected as President of the Statewide African American Bar (the "Old Dominion Bar Association") and it's far more bitter than sweet that I have to leave NOVABAA leadership in the rearview mirror.  As you can probably tell, this wasn't even work for me.  I genuinely enjoyed every moment of the opportunities that I had to help NOVABAA advance the ball in a new or different direction.  This will always be my HOME, and I CANNOT wait to come back and heckle the leaders that follow behind me.  Given the circumstances, and it really hurts to say this, I just have not had the ability to pull together the return to the Salamander this year as I desperately wanted to.  Thus, I'm desperately begging you to come send your boy off in style as we celebrate the fun and success that we've had building our corner of NOVABAA for the past 4 years, as well as celebrating our Bar of the Year celebration.

    Again, you don't have to work the next day - and if you do, you better not let us hear about it!  Because the Strikeforce definitely doesn't have to work the next day!  Seriously, this is going to be a fun event - come for a few minutes, jump in some pictures, cut a two-step and leave!  That's all I am asking.  We've got a DJ, Photo Booth and Photographer lined up.

    See you next Tuesday the 18th from 6pm - 9pm for the Party of the Year!  Again, please RSVP so that we can give a good headcount to the restaurant - even if it's just a maybe.


    • August 22, 2024
    • August 24, 2024
    • Salamander Hotel & Resort

    August 22nd to 24th
    Salamander Hotel & Resort

    This is simply a Save the Date Reminder for those interested in returning to the Salamander for NOVABAA's Homecoming '24 celebration.  More information will be provided in the near future, however, these will be the dates.

    Most importantly, sponsorship opportunities are available.  We hope that everyone that attended, enjoyed their experience at the 40th!  For those with firms or businesses that would like to sponsor some or all of certain events, you may contact me directly, here to receive our sponsorship material.  We are hoping to get out in front of things much earlier this year now that we have a better sense of what to expect.  Have I mentioned that Sponsorship Opportunities are available?  If you are interested in attending, or learning more, please select RSVP so that our planning committee can have a good idea of the costs involved (this includes if you plan on bringing a spouse/guest, etc).  Again, this is just to assist the Committee with understanding how many attendees will be in the venue, and other logistics.  Once we have a better idea of the scope of the event, and the number of sponsors, we will provide ticket prices along with the agenda and CLE information.  RSVP'ing is not a formal commitment to attending!  It is just very difficult to proceed on such thin margins without some basis to rely on headcount.

    We will be sending out a survey to last year's attendees in the near future to get feedback on what we can improve, and what we should leave behind.


Past events

June 10, 2024 End of Life Decisions: Volume II
May 31, 2024 VSB's 2024 Bar Association of the Year!
May 25, 2024 The DMV Black Bar Associations' Joint Top Golf Event
May 15, 2024 NOVABAA's 3rd Annual EDVA Group Admission Ceremony
May 13, 2024 End of Life Decisions: Volume I
May 02, 2024 NOVABAA CLE: The Do's and Dont's of Fee Agreements
April 23, 2024 The Art of Setting your Fee, and getting clients to happily pay it!
April 20, 2024 NOVABAA's Day at the Range
April 06, 2024 Prince William County Bench Bar Association's Dinner Dance
March 31, 2024 NOVABAA 2024 Membership / Referral Directory
March 22, 2024 Executive Portraits / Headshots
March 02, 2024 Fairfax Bar Association's Bench Bar Dinner Dance
February 19, 2024 3rd Annual NOVABAA Black History Month Brunch
December 12, 2023 NOVABAA Holiday Party '23
August 24, 2023 NOVABAA's 40th Anniversary Celebration at the World Famous Salamander Resort
May 12, 2023 NOVABAA Professional Portraits and Headshots
April 10, 2023 Exploring Careers in the EDVA
March 14, 2023 NOVABAA's Legislative Roundtable
February 22, 2023 AUSA Informational Meeting with U.S. Attorney Jessica Aber
February 20, 2023 NOVABAA's 2nd Annual Black History Month Brunch
December 08, 2022 NOVABAA 40th Anniversary Kickoff & Holiday Party
November 22, 2022 NOVABAA Elections '22
October 18, 2022 NOVABAA Special Meeting: Dues (30 Minutes)
September 20, 2022 NOVABAA Bylaws Meeting
September 15, 2022 NOVABAA Convention at National Harbor
September 10, 2022 Community Service Program with APABA and HBA
August 09, 2022 NOVABAA Bylaws Meeting
July 21, 2022 Business Development for the Black Lawyer
June 20, 2022 NOVABAA's Juneteenth Celebration
June 14, 2022 NOVABAA General Body Meeting
May 25, 2022 NOVABAA Women's Day
May 22, 2022 NOVABAA Day of Worship
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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