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    • April 01, 2021
    • 12:00 AM (EDT)
    • April 30, 2021
    • 11:59 PM (EDT)
    • Everywhere

    NOVABAA April 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 April 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

    • April 22, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom

    NOVABAA is honored to have the incomparable David P. Baugh present a CLE on the critical need for criminal defense attorneys to use themes in jury trials.  Mr. Baugh is one of the most respected and experienced trial attorneys in the Commonwealth of Virginia, if not the country.  Themes are the key to winning every jury trial, and Mr. Baugh will guide and educate you in preparing your presentation for success.

    Whether you are just starting out, transitioning to criminal defense, or a seasoned veteran looking to hone your skills, this is one CLE that you will NOT want to miss!


    David P. Baugh is a graduate of Virginia State University and Thurgood Marshall School of Law. A Virginia lawyer, engaged in, almost exclusively, criminal defense practice. Over the course of his practice he had been President of the Richmond Criminal Bar, the Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, The Criminal Law Section of the Virginia State Bar, a board member of the ACLU of Virginia and part of its legal advisory panel. He has been on the faculty at the National Criminal Defense College at Mercer College of Law in Macon, Georgia. He holds numerous legal awards, including the L. Douglas Wilder Award, was named a Human Rights Hero by the Civil Rights Section of the ABA, has been recognized as a Leader in the Law by Lawyers Weekly and received the VSB Lewis F. Powell Pro Bono Award. 

    • 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.

Past events

April 13, 2021 General Body Meeting
March 25, 2021 NOVABAA Virtual Trivia Night

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