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    • May 10, 2021
    • 12:00 AM (EDT)
    • May 31, 2021
    • 11:59 PM (EDT)
    • Everywhere

    NOVABAA May 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. :) 

    If you are interested

         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

    • May 21, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 4118 Leonard Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030

    • May 27, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)

    NOVABAA is honored to have one of its own, Chidi James, to present a primer CLE on the basics of personal injury case basics.  This CLE is aimed at those attorneys who practice in other areas and find themselves in the position of taking on a personal injury case either because they're exploring this area of practice, or are helping out a family member.  This CLE will teach you the do's and don'ts of the garden variety fender bender and the pitfalls to avoid.

    Personal Injury Practice 101

    Chidi R. James, Esq.

    So your cousin Junebug was rear-ended and of course, he knows your a hot-shot northern Virginia attorney, so of course he calls you.  Only problem is, you work in patent/criminal/estate planning/employment law/(insert any non personal injury related field of practice here).  You delicately convey your deep-felt concern, but assure him that although you would LOVE to help him, since you have never practiced in P.I. before, now would not be a good time to start.  He seemed to agree, and  you got off the phone, thinking the matter settled.  Except . . . Junie done ran and snitched to "the feds", and now MeMaw's on your line wanting to know why you can't help your cousin old Junie out this one time, since you're a hot shot NoVA lawyer.

    Do yourself, Junie, and MeMaw a favor and come learn a little bit about personal injury cases, so you can be better prepared for when you get that call!

    • June 18, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • TBD

    NOVABAA's Inaugural Juneteenth Celebration

    SAVE THE DATE! - Friday June 18, 2021

    On June 16, 2020, Governor Ralph Northam announced that the Commonwealth would recognize Juneteenth as a paid state holiday in remembrance of the abolition of slavery in the United States.  

    For those unfamiliar with the history of Juneteenth remembrance: The state of Texas was the last of the confederate states to abolish slavery, and on June 19, 1865, enslaved African Americans learned that the Emancipation Proclamation, issued nearly two years earlier, freed them from the bondage of slavery.  This holiday is a time for reflection on where we have come from as a people, while we discuss where we are, and where we need to go.

    Accordingly, NOVABAA intends to put on some incredible programming that we believe will be educational, thought provoking, and fun!  We won't let the cat out of the bag just yet, but we have some really incredible treats lined up for our Juneteenth program, which we intend to put on annually.  

    June 19th falls on a Saturday this year, and the state holiday is on June 18th, which is the date of our program.  If you are interested in assisting the Black History Month Committee in putting working on our Juneteenth program, please contact Rex.

    • October 29, 2021
    • 12:30 AM - 4:30 AM (UTC-00:00)
    • The Event Venue TBD

    This is the tentatively planned date for NOVABAA's Fall CLE.  As we get more information we will post it to the membership.

    • April 19, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • 1 First St, NE, Washington, D.C.

    NOVABAA is proud to announce that our members have been approved for a group admission before the Supreme Court of the United States Bar.  The ceremony is set for April 19, 2022, and admission will be extremely limited due to social distancing concerns.

    If you are interested, you will need to RSVP in order to get updated information and details about the swearing in ceremony.  You will need to follow all procedures under the Rules of the Supreme Court, which can be found here.

    Should you have any questions, please contact Rex.

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