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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 Circuit Court Judicial Screening Online Membership Vote

The Circuit Court Judicial Screening online membership vote began on Monday, December 3, 2018 and concluded on Monday, December 10, 2018 at 4:00PM. Pursuant to the Rules of the Fairfax Bar Association Judicial Screening Committee, "After the close of all voting, the tabulation of the 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."

Click here to view the results of the online membership vote.

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