Virginia State Bar

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Virginia Legal Aid Award

Since 1992 at the Virginia State Bar’s Annual Meeting in Virginia Beach, an outstanding legal aid attorney has received the Virginia Legal Aid Award. Established by the bar’s Standing Committee on Access to Legal Services, the award is presented at a luncheon for interested members of the legal aid and pro bono communities at the VSB's Annual Meeting in June

While there is no official form to complete, the Access Committee asks that nominations be in writing and include a description of how the nominee exhibits the following qualities in his or her work:

  • Innovation and creativity in advocacy;
  • Experience and excellence in service;
  • Impact beyond his or her own program’s service area.

The nominee must be a member of the Virginia State Bar and an employee of a legal aid society licensed by the VSB to operate in Virginia.

See the awards page for nomination details.