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September 1, 2022

Get to 30 Challenge

The Virginia State Bar is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Access to Legal Services Committee and the many lawyers over the last three decades who have volunteered as pro bono advocates. Beginning July 1, 2022, and ending March 31, 2023, we ask each of the amazing Virginia lawyers to help us achieve 300,000 pro bono hours and one million dollars in donations.

The GET TO 30! Challenge runs from July 1, 2022, through March 31, 2023. Contributions made during this period w/11 count toward the challenge goals. We'll ask you to report on a simple online form we'll provide. You must complete the form by April 14, 2023, to be considered for recognition and drawings. 

The Service Challenge

Log 30 hours of pro bono service per lawyer to be named a VSB Pro Bono Advocate! 

Ways to GET TO 30 Hours: 

  • Answer two questions per week on Virginia Free Legal Answers (49 minutes/week)
  • Do two pro bona hotline shifts per month  (4 hours per month)
  • Take three uncontested divorces or other civil cases from legal aid (one 10-hour case every three months

The Donation Challenge

Donate at one of the three levels per lawyer to earn VSB Star Donor status!

Ways to GIVE $30: 

  • WEEKLY - a cumulative total of $1200  (the equivalent of your daily specialty coffee) 
  • Bl-WEEKLY - a cumulative total of $600 (the equivalent of one weekly dinner out) 
  • MONTHLY - a cumulative total of $270 (the equivalent of a daily vending machine soda)

Ready to get started? 

We'll email you a welcome packet and instructions to get started volunteering or donating, or both! Once a month, we will send you encouragement to reach your goal. Questions? Contact Crista Gantz at 

Sign up at 

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