Annual Pro Bono Clearinghouse Reception

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(l to r: Volunteer of the Year Sam Otero, St. Josephs’ Villa Representatives Tanya Davis & Kathleen Barrett)

GRBF Celebrates Pro Bono at their Annual Pro Bono Clearinghouse Reception

On October 23, 2014, Attorney Sam Otero was honored as the 2014 Benjamin R. Lacy, IV Pro Bono Clearinghouse Volunteer of the Year by the Greater Richmond Bar Foundation (GRBF) at a special reception with guest speaker Avi Hopkins, President & CEO of U-TURN Sports.

During the week of the American Bar Association’s Pro Bono Celebration, the GRBF honors one of its volunteer attorneys who best exemplifies the spirit of pro bono service. In selecting its candidate from among the nominees, the GRBF looks for an individual who has served the nonprofit community above and beyond expectations. The GRBF is pleased to announce that Sam Otero of McCandlish Holton, PC was named our 6th award recipient and the 3rd recipient of the renamed “Benjamin R. Lacy, IV Pro Bono Clearinghouse Volunteer” Award.

The reception was held at the Williams Mullen building downtown on October 24, 2014. The guests included Sam Otero’s friends and colleagues, other Pro Bono Clearinghouse volunteers, attorneys from Firms In Service – Richmond, legal aid attorneys, executive directors of local nonprofits, and the Board of Directors of GRBF, among other distinguished guests.

View more photos from the event our the GRBF Facebook page


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