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April 03, 2013

Pro Bono Celebration Features Downtown Richmond Sites

The April 15 Virginia State Bar Pro Bono Award Celebration at the Library of Virginia in Richmond will feature the presentation of the 2013 Lewis F. Powell Jr. Pro Bono Award to the pro bono attorneys affiliated with the Lewis B. Puller Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic at the William & Mary Law School and the Oliver W. Hill Law Student Pro Bono Award to Washington and Lee School of Law student Monica K. Tulchinsky. VSB President W. David Harless will preside at the 7 p.m. ceremony. A reception for invitees will follow.

This year’s program will start in the morning with guided tours of the Library of Virginia Special Collections and Exhibit on Law and Justice in Virginia and of the nearby federal courthouse that is named for two giants of the law, Spottswood W. Robinson III and Robert R. Merhige Jr.

The afternoon CLE course at the library titled “Eradicating the Justice Gap: Rule 6.1 and Other Tools” will carry 2.5 credit hours for ethics.

The program is open without charge to lawyers, judges, and affiliated professionals who are interested in access to justice issues, though space is limited for the tours. For registration and other details as they become available, go to

Updated: Apr 03, 2013