What is the Federal Bar Association?
The Federal Bar Association (FBA) is a national organization that promotes the welfare, interests, education, and professional development of all attorneys involved in federal law. Our members run the gamut of federal practice: attorneys practicing in small to large legal firms, attorneys in corporations and federal agencies, and members of the judiciary. We consist of more than 19,000 federal lawyers, including 1,100 federal judges.
The FBA is the catalyst for communication between the bar and the bench, as well as the private and public sectors. The FBA also provides opportunities for scholarship and for judges and lawyers to professionally and socially interact. We keep our members abreast of current federal issues and promote high standards of professional competence and ethical conduct.
The Northern Virginia Chapter
Our Chapter's programs, lectures, and networking events cover a wide range of topics relevant to the Eastern District of Virginia practitioner, and we work closely with the federal judges in Alexandria in many of our signature programs. In 2017, we were fortunate to have the participation of 10 judges in events hosted by FBA-NOVA.
Popular Annual Events
Luncheon and State of the Court address by Judge Brinkema
Introduction to the EDVA Federal Courthouse for lawyers new to this court, including a swearing in ceremony for new members of the federal bar
Bench-bar dialogues on developments and current issues in EDVA practice
Nationally preeminent CLE on patent practice
CLEs on ethics, recent Supreme Court decisions, and the nuts and bolts of EDVA practice
Variety of social and networking events, including an annual golf tournament and FBA v. EDVA kickball tournament and barbecue, receptions for incoming and retiring federal judges, happy hours, and more
Who We Serve
FBA-NOVA serves any active member of the FBA who resides or has his or her employment or office in the following counties and independent cities that comprise the Alexandria Division of the Eastern District of Virginia:
FBA-NOVA is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization operating in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations of the United States and the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The Young Lawyers Committee (YLC) provides newer lawyers with opportunities to enhance their professional development through continuing legal education seminars, networking opportunities, and social events specifically tailored to lawyers in the first few years of their practice. The YLC also encourages pro bono and community service involvement. Lawyers of all ages welcome.
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Take advantage of our cutting-edge CLE seminars and opportunities to network with members of the bench and bar.