About the Bar

Access to Legal Services

The Access to Legal Services Committee’s mission includes fostering support for free and reduced fee legal services with the goal of improving access to the legal system for all Virginians and for nonprofit charitable and civic groups that serve the public good. It promotes pro bono publico services by Virginia lawyers and encourages the integrated development of like contributions by law school faculty and students, lay mediators, court reporters, interpreters, tax accountants, paralegals, and members of related professions. The committee examines ways in which access to legal services can be enhanced and opportunities for pro bono service can be expanded in a fashion that supports and complements the rich regional network of existing service providers. In doing this, it works with the Virginia judiciary, voluntary bar associations, the Public Defender Commission, and the licensed legal aid societies to help local coalitions identify and address areas of emerging need, redundancies, or gaps in service or information. 

2014-15 Committee

Joanna Lee Suyes, Esq.
Chair
Marks & Harrison, P.C.
Suite 100
1500 Forest Avenue
Richmond, VA 23229
 804-282-0999
FAX:288-1330
 2016 / 2
Tara Louise Casey, Esq.
Co-Vice Chair
University of Richmond School of Law
28 Westhampton Way
Richmond, VA 23173
 804-287-1207
FAX:289-8992
 2015 / 1
James Augustine Ferguson, Esq.
Co-Vice Chair
Legal Services of Northern Virginia
4080 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
 703-778-6800
FAX:778-4790
 2015 / 2
Marie Appleby Breimann, Esq.
 
TruPoint Bank
32 East Main Street
P.O. Box 38
Lebanon, VA 24266
 276-935-8161
FAX:889-2190
 2016 / 1
Polly Chong, Esq.
 
Suite 201
732-B Thimble Shoals Boulevard
Newport News, VA 23606
 757-599-8400
FAX:599-8592
 2017 / 1
Jennifer Grace Dean, Esq.
 
Poarch Law
203 South College Avenue
Salem, VA 24153
 540-387-1005
 
 2015 / U
Paul C. Garrett, Esq.
 
n/a
1833 Yorktown Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22901-3036
 434-296-2882
 
 2017 / 1
Lauren Danielle Mehosky, Esq.
 
Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia
125 St. Paul's Blvd Ste 400
Norfolk, VA 23510
 757-627-5423
FAX:622-8102
 2015 / U
Lonnie Dayton Nunley, III, Esq.
 
Hunton & Williams
951 East Byrd Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4074
 804-788-8679
FAX:788-8218
 2016 / 1
Robert James Poggenklass, Esq.
 
ACLU of Virginia
Suite 1412
701 E. Franklin St.
Richmond, VA 23219
 804-523-2153
FAX:649-2733
 2016 / U
Adrienne Michelle Sakyi, Esq.
 
Schempf & Ware, PLLC
4000 George Washington Memorial Highway
Yorktown, VA 23692
 757-369-1199
 
 2017 / 1
Dr. Atri Michael Signer
 
Madison Law & Strategy Group, PLLC
Suite 204
201 W. South St.
Charlottesville, VA 22902
 434-284-2588
 
 2016 / 1
James Wilson Speer, Esq.
 
The Virginia Poverty Law Center
Ste 610
919 E Main St
Richmond, VA 23219
 804-782-9430 X12
FAX:649-0974
 2015 / 1
Susan Jeanne Stanford-Stoney, Esq.
 
Legal Services of Northern Virginia, Inc.
Fairfax Branch Office
4080 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
 703-778-4810
FAX:218-4486
 2017 / 2
Hon. Yvette Ayala Via
 
14th Judicial District
Chief Magistrate
4301 Parham Rd
PO Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775
 804-501-4732
FAX:501-4584
 2015 / 1
Mark Davis Braley, Esq.
Ex-Officio
Legal Services Corp. of VA
Suite 1504
700 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219-2604
 804-782-9438
FAX:648-3917
 2015 / E
Karl Anthony Doss, Esq.
Liaison
Virginia State Bar
1111 E Main St Ste 700
Richmond, VA 23219-3565
 804-775-0522
 
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Updated: Feb 11, 2015