Meetings and Events

Access to Legal Services Committee meeting

Mon, April 28, 2014

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Hunton & Williams Board Room - 951 E. Byrd Street, 20th Floor,

 Richmond, VA 20219


I. Welcome – Joanna Suyes, Chair

  • 1. Roll Call
  • 2. Approval of Minutes
  • 3. Introduction of New Access Committee Members – Jennifer Grace Dean, Poarch Law, Roanoke, VA; Lauren Mehosky, Director of Community Engagement, Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia
  • 4. Introduction of Guests – John Whitfield, Executive Director, Blue Ridge Legal Services and Co-chair, Virginia Access to Justice Commission

II. Report by Awards Subcommittee and Selection of 2014 Legal Aid Award and Oliver Hill Law Student Pro Bono Award Recipients – Susan Stanford-Stoney

III. Report by Funding Subcommittee and Discussion – Chip Nunley, Tara Casey, and Mark Braley

IV. Access to Justice Commission Update: Status of Access to Justice Work in Virginia and the Role of the Access to Legal Services Committee – John Whitfield 

V. Legal Aid Update – Mark Braley

VI. Access to Legal Services Director’s Report – Karl Doss

  • 1. Webinars Updates
  • 2. Virginia Lawyer Magazine – proposed story on pro bono referral process
  • 3. 2014 VSB Membership Survey
  • 4. VSB Pro Bono Conference – Session Ideas

VII. Old Business/New Business – Joanna Suyes

  • 1. Report on Supreme Court of Virginia Pro Bono Summit
  • 2. Equal Justice Conference, Portland, OR,  May 1–3, 2014
  • 3. Do we need to have another meeting of 2013–14 Access to Legal Services Committee (or should the Awards and CLE/Pro Bon Training Subcommittees meet)?
  • 4. Other
    • a. Tentative (depending on resolution of #3 above) - Recognition of service by outgoing members – Andrea Bridgeman, Crystal Twitty, and Nancy Reed
    • b. Incoming members and officers  for 2014–15

VIII. Adjournment – Joanna Suyes

Remote locations for this meeting:

Freddie Mac
8200 Jones Branch Drive, MS 202
McLean, VA 22102

Number to notify central location of an interruption:  (804) 775-0500

Updated: Apr 23, 2014