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October 04, 2013

Virginia Joins National Pro Bono Celebration

The legal community throughout the United States will be joining in the National Pro Bono Celebration the week of October 20-26.

National, state, and local legal organizations will conduct activities to focus attention on the increased need for pro bono legal services in these challenging economic times.  In Virginia, there are several events that will recognize and celebrate the efforts of volunteer lawyers as well as draw attention to the access to justice issues in the commonwealth.

The Virginia State Bar Access to Legal Services Committee is sponsoring a sold-out webinar titled An Introduction to Pro Bono: We Can All Do Something on October 21.

On October 24, the Greater Richmond Bar Foundation is sponsoring the Pro Bono Clearinghouse Award Ceremony from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Williams Mullen Building at 200 S. 10th St. in Richmond.

Also on October 24, the Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association is presenting No-fault Divorce in Virginia: A Practice and Legislative Primer, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Dominion Tower, Suite 415, in Norfolk.

On October 25, the DC Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and Equal Justice Works are collaborating to offer training for law students on potential immigration -- Law Student Training on Potential Immigration Reform and Stopping Notario Fraud  -- from noon to 1 p.m. at Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington.

That will be followed on October 26 by Forum on Potential Immigration Reform and Stopping Notario Fraud from noon to 4 p.m. at the Crystal Gateway Marriott, also sponsored by AILA.

Updated: Oct 04, 2013