Welcome to the Metro Richmond Women’s Bar Association!

The MRWBA is an organization that I hold very dear to my heart, so I am honored to serve as this year’s President. I joined the MRWBA about twelve (12) years ago, and from the very first luncheon I attended, I knew immediately that I had to be a part of this organization, so I served as a member of the Legislative Committee for a couple of years before joining the board in 2006. Over the last 8 years, the MRWBA and its members have been invaluable to me.

We have a great board this year, and I am excited to work with them. We will strive to bring programs that are both personally and professionally valuable to you by providing you with CLE credit and/or networking opportunities. The Annual Flying Squirrels Baseball Event is a great summer event where you can foster and strengthen your relationships with other MRWBA members and their families. I hope you will join us.

The Programs Co-Chairs are working hard to bring exciting and interesting programs this year. Be on the lookout for information about our first speed networking luncheon, where you will be spotlighted and finally get an opportunity to meet and chat with members you may not have had an opportunity to meet.

Due to its popularity and success, plans are on the way for the soon to become Annual Domestic Relations Pamphlet fundraiser “Women, Wine and a Worthy Cause.” If you missed our inaugural event, you won’t want to miss it this time around. Not only is it for a good cause, but we also get a chance catch up with each other, and raise both money and awareness.

If you haven’t signed up as a mentor, please consider becoming a mentor this year. Our mentorship program is very popular among its student mentees and newly admitted attorneys, so we are always in need of attorney volunteers. It is an opportunity to share your experience. The Mentorship Chair is already planning a spring time visit to the US Supreme Court to hear oral arguments. We hope you will join us as a mentor. Space is limited, so sign up early as both a mentor and for the trip.

All of these events and more will be announced in the newsletter, so please be on the lookout for these programs and events. Again, thank you for the opportunity to serve as this year’s MRWBA President.

Sharon C. Stuart, Esquirephoto (10)

President 2014-2015

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