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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

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


Judicial Screening Committee Applications Sought

The FBA Nominating Committee is soliciting applications for vacancies on the Judicial Screening Committee. You should not apply unless you are certain that you will be able to attend all the meetings of the Screening Committee and are willing to sign the acknowledgement that you understand the time commitment involved. Generally, the Screening Committee will have one organizational meeting and then meet, as needed, to interview candidates for any judicial vacancies. Judicial Screening Committee members and alternates must agree not to serve on the FBA Screening Panel and any specialty bar screening panels simultaneously.


Applications must be received by 4:00 PM on Friday, April 13, 2018. Please note, prior applications will not be considered.

Click here for additional details and application information. 

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