Pro Bono Promise

In recognition of the critical need for pro bono legal services in our community and our professional responsibility to deliver these services, the Greater Richmond Bar Foundation (GRBF) has launched an initiative for all law firms, legal departments & solo practitioners in the central Virginia area. The Foundation asks participants to make the Pro Bono Promise with a commitment of a “percentage of professional time”* each year to providing pro bono legal service and related volunteer activities and/or through a proportionate amount of financial support of such efforts by others.

By making the PRO BONO PROMISE, each participant agrees to encourage and facilitate the provision of pro bono legal services, to encourage and facilitate participation in volunteer activities designed to increase pro bono services, and to encourage financial support of the legal aid service providers who assist the disadvantaged in our community.

*”Percentage of professional time” for the Pro Bono Promise is based on the total billable hours of that firm/workplace (local office only), and speaks to the amount of hours the workplace should spend on qualifying pro bono service.

TO JOIN or to FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION, please contact Ali Fannon.


GRBF applauds the following law firms & corporate law departments for making the Pro Bono Promise and encouraging pro bono service within their workplaces:

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