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May 11, 2016

Registration Open for Pro Bono Webinar

Please register for Making the Case for Pro Bono: The Justice Gap, Rule 6.1, and Virginia's New Online Pro Bono Website on May 24, 2016 1:00 PM EDT at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1213912887111718147

Rule 6.1 of the Rules of Professional Responsibility says that every lawyer regardless of professional prominence or workload should provide pro bono legal assistance. Unfortunately, Virginia lawyers are falling well short of this aspirational goal. Moreover, studies consistently show that 80% of the legal needs of the poor both nationally and in Virginia are not being met.

During this webinar, which is co-sponsored by the Virginia State Bar Access to Legal Services Committee and the Old Dominion Bar Association, attendees will receive information about the justice gap in Virginia, what the ethical rules have to say about pro bono, why pro bono makes good sense professionally, and where to find pro bono opportunities throughout Virginia - including the Virginia.freelegalanswers.org website starting this Fall.

This webinar has been approved for 1.5 hours of MCLE ethics credit. There is no registration fee to attend but registrants will be asked to certify that they will register for the online pro bono website, accept a pro bono referral from a legal services organization, or make a financial donation to a legal aid office.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Updated: May 10, 2016