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Judicial Screening

The FBA Judicial Screening Committee is charged with evaluating candidates seeking appointment to the Fairfax Circuit, General District, and Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Courts.  The nine committee members, recommended by the FBA Nominating Committee and elected by the FBA Board of Directors, serve three-year staggered terms, so each year three new members are appointed.


The FBA Judicial Screening Committee invites all judicial candidates to appear before our committee. Based upon a written application and interview candidates are eligible to receive one of the following ratings.


  • Highly Recommended
  • Recommended
  • Qualified
  • Not Found Qualified

The 2016-17 Judicial Screening Committee can be found at this link.  

To view the Rules of the Fairfax Bar Association Judicial Screening Committee (updated May 2016), please click here.


Judicial Screening for Fairfax Circuit Court Judgeship

The Fairfax Bar Association's Judicial Screening Committee will conduct interviews of applicants for an anticipated vacancy on the Fairfax Circuit Court bench.

Pursuant of the Rules of the FBA Judicial Screening Committee (rules updated May 2016), “once the deadline for submission of applications has passed, the names of all judicial screening applicants shall be posted on the FBA website.” 


The list of the Judicial Screening applicants can be found at this link





If you have any questions about the online election, please contact the Fairfax Bar Association at 703-246-2740.
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