Join us virtually us on Thursday, October 29 for our 4th Annual Triage Practice Group Trainings and our 13th Annual Pro Bono Award Celebration.  Become a sponsor today to help further Access to Justice.

Triage is a comprehensive partnership between Legal Aid and the private bar involving critical needs handled by virtual practice groups led by private bar Champions!  Read more here.




Triage Practice Group Trainings 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Join us for a plenary session featuring Supreme Court of Virginia Justice William C. Mims, followed by breakout training sessions on focused areas of need: Housing, Eviction Diversion, Protective Orders, No-Fault Divorce, General Counsel for NPOs, or attend the Triage/JusticeServer overview session.  Come learn how you can personally impact the access to justice gap!  (CLE applications will be submitted).

Pro Bono Celebration 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Following the Triage trainings, we will host our annual Pro Bono Celebration, featuring Keynote remarks from City of Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney, honoring the good works of the Foundation’s volunteers and recognizing our 2019 award recipients:

  • GEORGE H. HETTRICK LEADERSHIP: Martin Wegbreit, CVLAS (2019)
  • BENJAMIN R. LACY IV VOLUNTEER: Colleen Nichols, Capital Square (2019)

Questions?  Contact Shane Harper,


MANY THANKS to our Generous Sponsors!


CarMax Legal  •  Christian & Barton  •  Protiviti
ThompsonMcMullan  •   Threshold Counsel  •  TroutmanSanders  •  WilliamsMullen

About the Foundation’s Pro Bono Awards:

*The Late Benjamin R. Lacy, IV was a long time shareholder at Sands Anderson.  He had an exemplary career and was recognized by all as a wonderful lawyer, volunteer, and friend.  In 2008, GRBF recognized Mr. Lacy as the recipient of the first Pro Bono Clearinghouse Volunteer of the Year for his superlative service to nonprofits.  In 2010 Mr. Lacy joined the Greater Richmond Bar Foundation’s Board of Directors.  In his honor, the Foundation renamed the Clearinghouse Award after Mr. Lacy, posthumously, in 2012.

Past Recipients

2019: Martin Wegbreit (“Marty”)
2018: Christopher M. Malone (“Chris”)
J. William Gray, Jr. (“Bill”)
 John M. Oakey, Jr.
2015: Phyllis Katz
2014: Samantha S. Otero (“Sam”)
2013: G. Andrew Nea, Jr. (“Andy”)
2012: T.W. Bruno
2011: Jamie Barber
2010: Kevin A. White
2009: Robert Brooke
2008: Benjamin R. Lacy, IV (“Ben”)

**George H. Hettrick is a founding member of the expanded Greater Richmond Bar Foundation, and Past President.  Mr. Hettrick served as Chair of Hunton & Williams’ Pro Bono Leadership Committee and established pro bono offices of Hunton in the Church Hill Community of Richmond, as well as in Charlottesville and in Atlanta.  Under his leadership, Hunton has an exemplary pro bono culture and years of 100% pro bono participation.  He is the founder of Firms In Service, a pro bono collaboration among Richmond’s big law firms.  He currently serves as a member of the Virginia Supreme Court’s Access to Justice Commission.  His pro bono leadership is recognized locally, statewide, and nationally.

Past Recipients

2019: Colleen Nichols
2018: Lonnie D. Nunley, III (“Chip”)
Brian R. Marron 
Stephen A. Northup (“Steve”)
2015: Bob Barrett, Matt Kapinos & Heather Lockerman (Veterans Initiative)

The George Hettrick Leadership Award was established in 2015