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Notice of Judicial Screening

Friday, September 11, 2020  
Posted by: Jana Sehrer
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Notice of Judicial Screening

The Fairfax Bar Association's Judicial Screening Committee will conduct interviews of applicants for one (1) anticipated vacancy on the Fairfax County Circuit Court bench and two (2) anticipated vacancies on the Fairfax County Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court bench. 


Candidates seeking an interview with the FBA Judicial Screening Panel must read and comply with the Rules of the Judicial Screening Committee. Applications may be obtained from the Fairfax Bar Association office, via email, or downloaded from this link. For those members who choose to download the application, please provide contact information including name, telephone number, and email address to Jana Sehrer at (703) 246-2084, or email her at to receive notice of changes.  

Despite the requirements listed on the Judicial Screening application, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, interviews may take place remotely. As a result, the number of hard copy applications required has been reduced. Please return the original signed and notarized application and ten (10) hard copies of the completed application to Jana Sehrer
at 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 216, Fairfax, VA 22030, by 4:00 PM on Friday, October 2, 2020. Applicants must also email a photograph (preferably a JPEG), a biography (not to exceed one-hundred (100) words), and one (1) electronic copy of the completed application to by the application deadline.


As stated in the FBA Judicial Screening Rules, "Absent a request from the Chairs of the Northern Virginia Legislative Delegation or the Governor, the results of this screening process shall be utilized for the current advertised vacancy(ies), as well as any anticipated and unanticipated vacancy(ies) on the same court occurring during the period beginning with the commencement of the legislative session during which the advertised vacancy(ies) will be filled and continuing until the commencement of the next legislative session."


If you have questions regarding the Judicial Screening process, please contact Courtnie Norris at or (703) 246-2732.


The Fairfax Bar Association interviews are tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, October 21st and Thursday, October 22nd, depending on the number of candidates.  


Please be advised, pursuant to the FBA Bylaws, only Regular and Honorary Members in good standing shall be eligible to vote in any election for a judicial vacancy. If you have not yet renewed your FBA membership, please do so now.



  1. Visit and login with your username and password. If you don't know your username and password, contact Kerri Yates at
  2. Print this renewal form and mail to the FBA at 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 216, Fairfax, VA 22030. 

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