Pro Bono / Access to Legal Services
Access to Legal Services Committee
photos from prior conferences
agenda for upcoming conferences
- Lewis F. Powell Jr. Pro Bono Award Information — See 2015 recipient
- Virginia Legal Aid Award Information — See 2015 recipient
- Oliver White Hill Law Student Pro Bono Award Information — See 2015 recipient
Is there a Pro Bono Gap in Virginia? article from the February 2014 issue of Virginia Lawyer (PDF file)
Pro Bono Training and Events Calendar
Please register for Handling Uncontested Divorces: A Webinar for Pro Bono Lawyers in Virginia on Feb 18, 2016 1:00 PM EST at:
Many legal aid offices are overwhelmed with applications for assistance with uncontested divorces. Volunteer attorneys are needed to take these cases pro bono to help meet the demand. This CLE will train attorneys to represent clients in uncontested divorce proceedings in any jurisdiction in Virginia. The CLE will cover both procedural and substantive aspects of these type of cases. A training manual and sample documents will be provided at training. This webinar has been approved for 1.5 hours of MCLE.
In consideration for the free training, attorneys agree to accept an uncontested divorce referral and understand that their name will be shared with the legal aid pro bono program in their jurisdiction.
• How the Pro Bono Program Works
• Jurisdiction, Venue & Notice
• Separate Property v. Marital Property
• Pleadings, Procedures and Common Mistakes
• The Ore Tenus Hearing
- Jennifer A. Haberlin Fulmer, LSNV
- Laura M. O'Brien, Kelly Byrnes & Danker
This webinar is a collaboration among the VSB Special Committee on Access to Legal Services, the VSB Young Lawyers Conference, Legal Services of Northern Virginia, and Kelly, Byrnes & Danker, PLLC.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
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Pro Bono Spotlight
Since September 2007, Williams Mullen has provided basic life planning documents for several groups in need of legal services through free clinics -- including veterans, nursing homes, at-risk moms, senior citizens and recovering addicts. The program was created by Pro Bono Partner Andy Nea, who has led the program’s clinics since its inception. The program served 431 clients in 26 clinics in 2015. In total, 104 lawyers contributed their services to the program during 2015, which provides a simple will, a power of attorney and an advance medical directive. The program also partners with Virginia law schools and, in 2015, 56 students from the University of Richmond, William & Mary and the University of Virginia assisted at the clinics.
Access to Justice News
Articles and blogs from other sources about access to justice issues (to come)Updated: Jan 14, 2016