Meet Gerarda Culipher
As the current deputy clerk, I am running for Clerk to continue my service to Virginia’s largest and busiest trial court, keeping it an exemplar of good government. I believe in keeping the administration of justice in Fairfax smart, well-run, and accessible.
You and I know that our Courthouse is a special place. It is the home of our civil liberties; it must be run thoughtfully, professionally, efficiently, and in a non-partisan and service-oriented way.
With YOUR customer experience, as MY mission, we can deliver excellent service for our busy residents and our vibrant legal community.
Gerarda Culipher is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University, majoring in Classics, minoring in the history of Medicine, Science & Technology. A graduate of Tulane Law, Gerarda interned and clerked for two federal judges, returning home to the Metro DC area where she has worked in the Fairfax Circuit Court Clerk’s Office for a decade, as its Chief Deputy Clerk and legal counsel.
A military spouse and mother of four, Gerarda is a member of the Virginia and DC bars. Gerarda served as an Adjunct Professor at American University’s Washington College of Law, teaching “American Legal Institutions,” has lectured at the Omohundro Institute’s “Law & Legal Culture in Early America” symposium, at William & Mary Law School, as well as teaching at several Virginia Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses over the years.
Gerarda has taken on leadership positions at every level: serving on the Executive Board of the Virginia Women Attorneys Association (VWAA), the Northern Virginia Women Attorneys Association (NVWAA), the National Association of County Recorders, Election Officials & Clerks (NACRC), the International Association of Government Officials (iGO), as well as serving on the Fairfax County Small Business Commission. Not least, Gerarda proudly served as Registrar of Girl Scout Troop 6091, in Vienna Virginia.
Gerarda is a member of the Property Records Industry Association (PRIA), the Fairfax Bar Association, the FBA Circuit Court Subcommittee, the FBA Real Estate Subcommittee, the FBA Technology Subcommittee, the Virginia Land Title Association (VLTA), and the Virginia Circuit Court Clerk’s Association (VCCA).