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Judicial Screening Committee

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

Committee members must read and comply with the Rules of the FBA Judicial Screening Committee (rules updated May 2016). 


To apply for the Judicial Screening Committee, please click here.

2019-20 Judicial Screening Committee 


Name Position End Date
 Vernida Chaney, Esq.  Chair  June 30, 2020
 David L. Marks, Esq.  Vice-Chair  June 30, 2021
 Susan M. Butler, Esq.  Committee Member  June 30, 2020
 John E. Byrnes, Esq.  Committee Member            June 30, 2022
 Christopher M. Day, Esq.  Committee Member  June 30, 2021
 Bryan T. Kennedy, Esq.  Committee Member  June 30, 2022
 Anastasia T. Kranias, Esq.  Committee Member  June 30, 2022
 Jonathan Phillips, Esq.  Committee Member  June 30, 2020
 Dipti Pidikiti-Smith, Esq.  Committee Member  June 30, 2021






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