MRWBA News Update  January 6, 2021

Welcome New Members!

  • Keisha Dillard-Brady, Richmond City Attorney's Office
  • Sara Louisa Maynard
  • Amber Trotter, The Law Office of Tara Brown, PLLC

Find contact information for all members in the Member Directory


New Year, New Look

We're excite to unveil our new logo and color scheme to the MRWBA community. The new logo has a number of variations, some pictured at left, in the header at the top of the page and in the footer below. Based on Richmond's iconic railroad bridge, pictured above, the redesign has a fresher, lighter feel than the old logo, which featured the Richmond skyline and a number of buildings that no longer exist (below).

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Judicial Interviews

The Judicial Candidate Endorsement Committee will be participating in interviews of candidates for the upcoming vacancy on the Richmond City Circuit Court being left by the retirement of Judge Joi Taylor. The interviews are scheduled for January 8, 2021 and a report of our endorsements should be posted on the Members Only page of the website the following week.



Eviction Diversion Program Focus of January Lunch-In

After research conducted by the Eviction Lab at Princeton University, the City of Richmond was noted to have the second-highest eviction rate of any city in the country. To address a critical piece of this Eviction Crisis in Richmond, in partnership with the City of Richmond, Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia (“HOME”), and the Central Virginia Legal Aid Society (“CVLAS”), the Greater Richmond Bar Foundation launched a pro bono program for volunteers to serve as Third Party Neutrals in eligible unlawful detainer (eviction) cases filed in the City of Richmond General District Court. Volunteers facilitate a payment plan for eligible tenants and willing landlords to keep people in their homes, to connect tenants to financial assistance and financial literacy education, as well as to avoid an Unlawful Detainer judgment.

Join MRWBA on January 13th as Jennifer Daglio from Hunton, Andrews Kurth and Sarah Warner from ThompsonMcMullan delve into the program, the need for the program and provide training for those who would like to assist in this volunteer opportunity. Thanks to our Platinum Sponsor, Prospect Blue, and our Gold Sponsor, Bowen Ten PC, for their support.

For details on other upcoming programs, click here


Tina's Wish EmpowHER Series

The EmpowHER series from Tina's Wish is designed to educate and empower women in relation to their gynecologic health. The first webisode will be Gynecologic Cancers: Facts & Differences and it will air on Thursday, February 4th at 11:30am ET. Former CBS news anchor & 2X ovarian cancer survivor Joyce Kulhawik will be the moderator and gynecologic oncologist Leslie Boyd, MD from NYU will be one of our panelists. To register, click here.

For more information about the EmpowHER Series or Community and Sponsoring Partner opportunities, please download the brochure here or contact Beverly Wolfer, To be added to the mailing list for EmpowHER Serises updates, click here.  To learn more about Tina’s Wish research, click here. 


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We Appreciate our Sponsors’ Continuing Support During these Challenging Times

MRWBA’s events, even the virtual ones, are possible thanks to the generosity of our sponsors. 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. E-mail for details on available sponsorships.


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