Annual Pro Bono Celebration

THE VIRGINIA STATE BAR
SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON ACCESS TO LEGAL SERVICES
INVITES YOU TO JOIN US
IN HONORING OUR AWARD RECIPIENTS

MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2013   •   RICHMOND, VIRGINIA

Lewis F. Powell Jr. Pro Bono Award
The Volunteer Virginia Attorneys at Lewis B. Puller Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic
William & Mary Law School

Oliver W. Hill Law Student Pro Bono Award
Monica K. Tulchinsky
Washington and Lee University School of Law
Class of 2013

9:00 a.m. – Noon  Tours (optional)

9:00 – 10:15  Guided tour of the Library of Virginia Special Collections and Exhibit  on Law and Justice in Virginia, 800 East Broad Street, Richmond

10:30 – Noon  Guided tour of the Spottswood W. Robinson III and Robert R. Merhige Jr. United States Courthouse (meet at the Library of Virginia and walk over)

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Boxed Lunch at the Library of Virginia

1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Presentations at The Library of Virginia

  • 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Introduction to the Changing Face of Poverty in the United States, by John V. Moeser, Professor Emeritus of Urban Studies and Planning at Virginia Commonwealth University and Senior Fellow in the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement at the University of Richmond, with excerpts from “The Line,” an award-winning documentary film directed by Linda Midgett.  Andrea Bridgeman, Associate General Counsel of the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Association, "Freddie Mac" will moderate the program.
  • 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. (2 hours CLE – Ethics) Eradicating the Justice Gap: Rule 6.1 and Other Tools. John Whitfield, Executive Director of Blue Ridge Legal Services, will review both the World Justice Project’s 2012 Comparative Rule of Law Index and Virginia’s existing “justice gap,” and  will examine the Virginia lawyer’s ethical obligation under Rule 6.1 of the Virginia Rules for Professional Conduct.
  • 4:00 – 4:30 p.m. (.5 hour CLE) Presentation by Scott Oostdyk, partner at McGuireWoods, LLP, on Richmond’s model Firms in Service project, and a demonstration by Ali Fannon, Director of Programs and Development of the Greater Richmond Bar Foundation, of the new JusticeServer online pro bono database tool.   

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Pro Bono Awards Ceremony moderated by VSB President W. David Harless  honoring the volunteer Virginia attorneys affiliated with the Lewis B. Puller Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic  at William & Mary Law School and Washington & Lee Law Student Monica Tulchinsky. At the Library of Virginia, 800 East Broad Street, Richmond.

8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  Honoree Reception (by invitation) University of Richmond Downtown Campus, 626 East Broad Street, Richmond.

 

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Updated: Mar 19, 2013