Bill Text: VA SJR465 | 2019 | Regular Session | Enrolled

Bill Title: Commending the Honorable Jan Brodie.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 9-0)

Status: (Passed) 2019-02-23 - Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ465ER) [SJR465 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2019-SJR465-Enrolled.html

Commending the Honorable Jan Brodie.


Agreed to by the Senate, February 21, 2019
Agreed to by the House of Delegates, February 22, 2019


WHEREAS, the Honorable Jan Brodie, a respected leader in the Fairfax County community, retired as a judge of the Fairfax County Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit of Virginia in 2018; and

WHEREAS, Jan Brodie is a graduate of The College of William and Mary, San Jose State University, and George Mason University; she also earned a professional teaching certificate from The College of William and Mary and taught students of all ages in Florida, Texas, California, and overseas, while her husband was serving with the United States Navy; and

WHEREAS, Jan Brodie served as a deputy county attorney for Fairfax County before she was appointed as a judge of the 19th Judicial Circuit Court of Virginia in 2008 and presided over the court with great fairness and wisdom for 10 years; and

WHEREAS, respected in the legal field, Jan Brodie is a member of the Virginia Women Attorneys Association and the George Mason American Inn of Court and a past president of the Fairfax Bar Association; and

WHEREAS, Jan Brodie also offered her leadership and expertise to her peers while serving as a member of the Fairfax Law Foundation Board, the Fairfax County Circuit Court Model Judiciary Program, the Virginia State Bar Association Executive Committee and Bar Council, the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board, and the Supreme Court of Virginia Circuit Court Forms Advisory Committee; she also served as a faculty member of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and the Harry S. Carrico Professionalism Course; and

WHEREAS, Jan Brodie has served the Fairfax County community as a volunteer for the American Red Cross, a member of the board of the Edgewater Homeowners Association in Burke, and on the board of servant leaders and the school board for the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church and School in Springfield; and

WHEREAS, Jan Brodie has served Fairfax County with the utmost dedication and distinction; after her well-earned retirement from the bench, she will continue to support the community as a recall judge and a mediator; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Senate, the House of Delegates concurring, That the General Assembly hereby commend the Honorable Jan Brodie on the occasion of her retirement as a judge of the Fairfax County Circuit Court; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the Senate prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the Honorable Jan Brodie as an expression of the General Assembly's admiration for her outstanding service to Fairfax County and the Commonwealth.