The Fairfax Bar Association is a voluntary professional organization with more than 2,000 attorneys practicing in Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Maryland. The FBA and its members work to improve the legal profession, the community in which they live and the administration of justice in society. Read the FBA's Creed of Professionalism here.
The mission of the Fairfax Bar Association is to serve its members by:
- Cultivating professional competence, collegiality and diversity;
- Facilitating interactions between its members and members of the Bench;
- Fostering the public’s understanding of the practice of law and the judicial system;
- Operating a public law library; and
- Serving as a leading voice of the legal profession.
We strive to be an essential resource for legal professionals practicing in Northern Virginia. For more on how the FBA plans to adhere to its mission and vision, read the latest bylaws (approved December 2013).
The Board of Directors, along with the Executive Director, establish resolutions that affect the FBA's policies and procedures. Below are some of these policies. If interested in a specific policy that is not mentioned, please contact the FBA office.
Recent resolutions include:
- Rules of Conduct for Patrons of the Law Library
- To grant the Investment Committee authority to invest in any publicly offered mutual funds and/or exchange traded funds whether load or no load and not limited to stocks and bonds.
- That the Investment Committee be permitted to take advantage of any free services offered by LPL, including setting up access to the website listing all accounts with password access to such site to be by users authorized by the Executive Committee of the FBA.
- Appointing Bruce E. Titus as the FBA Representative to the Fairfax County Engineering Standards Review Committee (ESRC).
- The FBA reaffirms its support for the independence of the judiciary and that no Judge should fear retribution for making a particular ruling. It is decided that the policy is reaffirmed and that the FBA will not take a position with respect to reappointment issues for particular judges. However, the FBA reserves the right to advocate for the independence of the judiciary.