HBAVA Held Successful Teleconference on the Lack of Racial Minorities in the Virginia Judicial System

On January 14, 2016, the HBAVA co-sponsored a teleconference with dozens of participants where Vernida R. Chaney, Manuel Leiva, and Chidi James outlined the persistent failure of the Virginia Legislature in appointing minority judges across the Commonwealth. The HBAVA will join a coalition that includes the Northern Virginia Black Attorneys Association and other civic organizations in order to promote minority representation in the Judiciary. We will be organizing a lobbying day in February when we will travel to Richmond to put pressure on our legislators. Additional details will be released in the coming weeks.