Conference on Lack of Racial Minorities in the Northern Virginia Judicial System


We must take immediate, bold, and meaningful steps to hold our elected officials accountable and increase the number African American, Asian, and Hispanic judges, prosecutors, and public defenders in Northern Virginia. The lack of racial diversity in the judicial system is inexcusable. Here are the alarming facts:

22 Number of years the last time an African American was appointed as a judge

5 Number of minority judges in Northern Virginia

3 Number of African American, Asian, and Hispanic attorneys in the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office and Public Defender’s Office

1 Number of African American judges in Fairfax County, Northern Virginia’s largest and most diverse county

1 Number of Hispanic judges appointed in Northern Virginia

0 Number of minority judges appointed to judicial vacancies within the last two years


CAN YOU JOIN US? What: Conference call w/ leaders and supporters to discuss the issue and strategize on upcoming initiatives When: Thursday, January 14th at 8:00pm

How: Conference Dial In #: Supplied upon RSVP at NOVABAA@GMAIL.COM

Sponsored by the Northern Virginia Black Attorneys Association & the Hispanic Bar Association