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Pro Bono / Access to Legal Services

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December 26, 2018

2018 Top Ten Virginia Access to Justice Achievements

1. Adoption of Voluntary Pro Bono Reporting Rule (February  2018)

2. Amendments to the Emeritus Class of VSB membership (March  2018)

3. The Virginia Law Foundation launches VA CLE® Pro Bono Portal (April 2018)

4. Final report from the NCSC Virginia Self-Represented Litigant Study presented to the Virginia Supreme Court (April 2018)

5. Formation of Campaign to Reduce Evictions (CaRE) (May 2018)

6. Amendments to Virginia Supreme Court Rule 1:5 governing limited scope appearances (October 2018)

7. Central Virginia Legal Aid Society hires full-time Triage Project coordinating attorney to support the innovative pro bono partnership between legal aid and the private bar (December 2018)

8. The Access to Justice Commission adopts the judicial circuit pro bono initiative modeled after the 25th Judicial Circuit’s program, which will be replicated in six additional circuits in 2019 (December 2018)

9. Supreme Court of Virginia adopts model policy for portable electronic devices in courthouses (December 2018)

10. Governor Ralph Northam announces plans to put an end to driver’s license suspensions for court debt (December  2018)