Newport News Bar Association (NNBA) is a voluntary, non-profit, and non-partisan organization composed of (i) attorneys whose law offices or residences are located in Newport News; (ii) Judges, active and retired, who serve or have served one of the Courts in Newport News; and (iii) associate members who are licensed by the Virginia State Bar, but do not maintain an office or live in Newport News. Over the years, NNBA has grown to a membership of over 200 people. The critical purposes of the NNBA include providing:


1. Communication to its members regarding issues related to the practice of law.


2. An application and interview process to evaluate candidates for judicial appointments for Newport News courts.


3. Programs that inform and educate members as to legal and community issues.


4. An opportunity for social interaction for its members.


Statement of Purpose

The NNBA Announcement emails are a communication of the Newport News Bar Association with its membership. To the extent that we respect our members’ privacy and acknowledge their desire to limit email traffic, the NNBA emails are generally published weekly but will adapt to accommodate timely news. The purpose is to provide our members with information relevant to NNBA’s activities/programs and keep them informed on issues which impact the legal profession.



Items may be submitted for consideration for the NNBA emails, but topics must be of interest to significant segments of the bar. We will not accept topics or announcements that are primarily intended as solicitations. We reserve the right to edit all items and announcements before we send them.


  1. Spacing. Will the NNBA’s news and announcements require the use of all available slots in the blast email program?


  1. Timing. Does the event conflict with a pre-existing NNBA program or service?


  1. Is the news relevant to our members? Generally this includes NNBA news (events, programs & membership benefits), news from the courts, and in certain cases, community events.


  1. Is the item a solicitation? Ads or solicitations for products, seminars or services will not be permitted unless it comes directly from an NNBA Partner and is pre-approved.


  1. Is the topic of timely importance and/or will it directly affect the practice of law in Newport News or the Commonwealth of Virginia?


  1. Reciprocity. Does the requesting agency allow the NNBA to publicize events in any publications they offer?


  1. All items submitted must be sent via email and be in MS Word (or comparable) format. Attachments are not permitted. Items typically do not run more than 200 words on any one subject.


  1. Other items that do not meet with the approval of the President or members of the NNBA Board.

Advertising Policy:

The NNBA will not accept for publication advertisements or announcements under the following circumstances:
1) From any organization that has as a stated philosophy or purpose to advocate or encourage the limitation of or eliminate the rights or benefits currently extended under the law to any individual on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, sex, disability or any other status protected under federal, state or local laws; or
2) When, in the discretion of the editor, the advertisement or announcement contains material that a) is illegal, pornographic, political, religious, libelous, misleading or deceptive; b) is harmful to the administration of justice; c) would jeopardize the publication’s mailing status with the U.S. Postal Service; or d) would otherwise be objectionable to the members of the NNBA.