Annual Pro Bono Celebration!
Thanks to all for making our Annual Pro Bono Celebration a success! We hope that you enjoyed celebrating the Good Works of all our Volunteers! Special thanks to our host, McGuireWoods, and our Sponsors (listed below), for making the night possible, and helping to support the Pro Bono Clearinghouse and Veterans program. Thanks also to our Keynote Speaker, Senator Kaine, for making this event part of his Veterans Day schedule, and sharing his inspirational remarks with us.
Congratulations again to our 2015 Ben Lacy Pro Bono Clearinghouse Volunteer, Phyllis Katz, and our George H. Hettrick Leadership Award winners: Bob Barrett, Matt Kapinos & Heather Lockerman. We are thankful for their service and your support of the Greater Richmond Bar Foundation!
If you did not get an opportunity to see the power point presentation playing in the rooms before and after the program, please take a few minutes to learn more about our programs and the amazing Award recipients. 2015 reception presentation.
If you are interested in volunteer opportunities, please visit our Volunteer page here to see a menu of options in the greater Richmond area.
Good Works Sponsors:
Harman Claytor Corrigan & Wellman, PC · Kalbaugh Pfund & Messersmith, PC ·
Midkiff, Muncie & Ross, PC · Setliff & Holland, PC · SpottsFain, PC
About the Pro Bono Clearinghouse: Giving Good Advice To Those Doing Good
The Pro Bono Clearinghouse is a referral service, linking experienced volunteer attorneys with nonprofit corporations in need of legal representation. Our virtual law firm of 350 attorneys from 75 different law firms and corporate legal departments assist nonprofits each year with a variety of transactional legal matters, like personnel issues, contract negotiations, bylaw review, mergers and intellectual property issues, etc., for free – so our nonprofits can focus more of their resources on their charitable purpose. Through the generosity of our many volunteers, the Pro Bono Clearinghouse program has successfully handled 890 matters, from more than 533 different nonprofit organizations, valued at over $2 million since the program’s inception in 2001.
About the Veterans Initiative
The Greater Richmond Bar Foundation, in partnership with the Virginia Bar Association’s Veterans Issues Task Force, helps match servicemembers in need of legal assistance with Virginia attorneys willing to assist them on a pro bono or reduced fee basis. As we tell our attorney volunteers, overseas deployments have taken a huge toll on our servicemembers and their families. Veterans oftentimes carry back baggage from the war in the form of post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries. This baggage and the multiple deployments may require the assistance of legal counsel for various issues, including: domestic relations, landlord-tenant, USERRA, SCRA, wills and trusts, veterans’ benefits, and others.