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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.

To view the 2018-19 Judicial Screening Committee, please click here.

Fairfax Judicial Screening Committee Applications Sought

The Fairfax Bar Association Nominating Committee is soliciting applications for vacancies on the Judicial Screening CommitteeApplications will be accepted now through 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 5, 2019. Please note that prior applications will not be considered.

For more information or to submit an application, 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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