MRWBA News Update

October 14, 2020

Submit your Nomination for MRWBA’s Woman of Achievement Award!

As we are all aware, women lawyers often feel ‘invisible’ to firm, corporate and government leaders when it comes to being recognized for the work they do. To help us address this issue on a local level, each year the MRWBA Woman of Achievement Award recognizes a member who “exemplifies legal professionalism.” Our list of past honorees reads like a virtual Who’s Who of the Metro Richmond women's legal community, and now we need your help to find the 2020 Woman of Achievement!

Click here for criteria and the nomination form.

All nominations are due no later than November 6th. Questions? E-mail Awards Chair Blaire Hawkins O’Brien.


Virtual Lunch-In: Compassion Fatigue - What is it and How it May Impact Members of the Legal Community

Join us on November 11th as we hear from Virginia Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program (formerly Lawyers Helping Lawyers) as they discuss compassion fatigue and provide members with insight on how to handle compassion fatigue.

ONE HOUR OF CLE CREDIT APPLIED FOR. Click here for complete details or to register.


Limited Sponsorships Still Available

MRWBA’s events are possible thanks to the generosity of our sponsors. This year, we are offering two sponsorship levels (Platinum and Gold). These sponsorships provide an opportunity to promote your brand to a demographic of well-educated, professional women with an average salary of $101,126 per year. Sponsors have the opportunity to sponsor one of our luncheons or another signature event, such as a membership social or mentorship function. MRWBA will reduce the sponsorship amount by 50% for sponsors of our virtual luncheons. Click here to secure your sponsorship today. 

We appreciate our sponsors’ continuing support during these challenging times.

For past issues of our newsletter, click here.

New MRWBA Job Posting Service Available

Last week, MRWBA unveiled a new Job Posting service that allows those who are in the market to hire attorneys to post open positions on the Members Only page of the MRWBA website at no cost.

Members are notified of the openings via e-mail and can log in to access complete details on the positions at any time. The most recently posted positions are for a Personal Injury Attorney and a Workers' Compensation Attorney with Marks & Harrison.

Employers should e-mail their job description/posting (in Word format) to


Webinar Recording Available

If you weren’t able to join us, a video of our October 7, 2020, Virtual Lunch-In: A Forum with the Richmond Mayoral Candidates is available to members for viewing. The link has been posted on the Members Only page of the website.


Welcome New Members!

    • Gabrielle Brill, Student, University of Richmond School of Law
    • Margaret Rockwell, McGuireWoods Consulting
    • Helen Vu, Halperin Law Center
    Find contact information for all members in the Member Directory


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