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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 Online Membership Vote for Fairfax Circuit Court Judgeship

The online membership vote for candidates for the anticipated Circuit Court judicial vacancy began on November 1, 2016 and concluded on November 15, 2016 at 4:00 PM

Pursuant to the Rules of the FBA Judicial Screening Committee, "After the close of all voting, the tabulation of ballots, and the report of the tabulation by the FBA President to each applicant, the results of the membership vote shall be posted (including the vote count) on the FBA's website."

To view the results of the Circuit Court Judicial Screening online membership vote, please click here.




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