The Henrico County Bar Association continues to partner with the Hunton Williams' Church Hill office in placing no-fault divorce cases and landlord tenant disputes. If you are interested in volunteering for one of these cases, please contact our pro bono coordinator, Simone Williams.
The Henrico County Bar Association Court Docent Program introduces eighth grade students to the legal system and the practice of law by giving them an opportunity to observe hearings, meet judges from the Henrico County Circuit Court and the Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court, and tour the Henrico Courts, Jail, and Juvenile Detention Center. The Henrico County Bar Association is looking for volunteers willing to set aside one morning a school year to facilitate the students’ visit. Please contact Susan Parrish to volunteer or get more information.
The Henrico County Victim/Witness Assistance Program coordinates volunteers for individuals seeking Protective Orders in the Henrico County Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court. The goal of the program is to protect the rights of victims and witnesses under the Virginia Crime Victim and Witness Rights Act and ensure they receive fair and compassionate treatment while participating in the criminal justice system. To volunteer, please contact Taryn Giroux, Victim Witness Advocate.
JusticeServer™ is a collaboration of the Greater Richmond Bar Foundation, Legal Aid Justice Center, and Central Virginia Legal Aid Society to provide pro bono legal services to low-income clients and non-profit organizations in Richmond, Petersburg, Charlottesville, and surrounding areas. JusticeServer™ enables private attorneys to accept and work on pro bono cases right from their own computers. Click here to access the system.
The GRBF-CVLAS Triage Project, launched in 2017, is the country's first effort to create a second ring around Legal Aid, with private pro bono attorneys taking on all matters in 13 practice areas so that Legal Aid can concentrate its limited resources on core specialties. If you would like more information or to volunteer for one of the Triage practice areas, please contact Ami Kim or Lisa Bennet.
Free Virginia CLE® Content Available to Attorneys Providing Pro Bono Services. Created in collaboration with the Virginia Supreme Court’s Access to Justice Commission, the Virginia Law Foundation’s Pro Bono Educational Portal offers free content for attorneys dedicated to filling the “justice gap” by proving pro bono representation to their fellow Virginians. Virginia-licensed attorneys providing pro bono services to Virginia residents may access Virginia CLE®'s 450+ on-demand online seminars and the accompanying seminar materials at no charge to assist in specific pro bono cases. The Pro Bono Educational Portal was named the #3 Virginia Access to Justice Achievement in 2018 by the Virginia State Bar. Learn more about the VLF’s Pro Bono Educational Portal.
Free Legal Answers with the Virginia State Bar has made it even easier to offer pro bono services through their website, an online pro bono website in which low income Virginians can post a legal question on the website and attorneys who register for the website can review the questions, select one, and post an answer. It's free, it's limited in scope, it's convenient, it's anonymous: it's pro bono!
Legal Information Network for Cancer (LINC) is a local organization that connects financially eligible cancer patients and their families with volunteer attorneys for assistance in various practice areas. If you are interested in donating to LINC or being listed as a volunteer attorney, call (804) 562-0371 or visit the LINC website.