Monthly Archives: March 2014


20th Judicial Circuit Candidate


It appears that Ms. Jeanette Irby will be the candidate for the 20th Judicial Vacancy.  I would encourage all citizens in the 20th Circuit to investigate and critically examine the credentials of the candidate.

The selection of a Judge is of the most critical importance. Unfortunately, poor candidates are sometimes selected to be a judge.  The selection of a judge needs to be transparent so as to have more oversight by the public.

On a side note the following link ( provides a wealth of information concerning the numerous issues with the Child Protective Service Agency.  The CPS agency in Loudoun is a deeply troubled agency. Loudoun CPS needs to be investigated by an un-biased third party.  Let’s hope that the new Judge will be skeptical of any claim and case that the local agency brings before the Court. However, the judge and CPS work for the same boss, the State. This makes it difficult for a Judge to do the right thing and make a just decision.  Normally a judge will take the easy path and  rule for CPS.


Additional Judge for 20th Judicial Circuit


As many may know, there is currently a vacancy in the 20th Judicial
Circuit. The role of a judge is vital and the results of a judicial decision
can extend for many years. The appointment of a judge is no small matter and
should not be left solely in the hands of the Loudoun County Bar Association,
which is what happened in this case. The citizens of the 20th Judicial Circuit
should be outraged that attorneys in the local bar can put forth someone that may not be qualified to serve as judge but instead may select a friend. One has
to wonder if the attorneys who helped select the judge when trying a case in
front of that judge would receive special treatment. The current process is
flawed and does a severe disservice to the judicial system. The public, for the most part, is unaware of the candidates that the local bar selects. It is too important of a matter to allow it to be hijacked by the local bar association in Loudoun.

Lucas A. Baal