Pro Bono Clearinghouse Receives Richmond Bar Association’s John C. Kenny Pro Bono Award
The Pro Bono Clearinghouse, one of the Foundation’s signature programs, was honored on January 21 as the 2016 recipient of the Richmond Bar Association’s John C. Kenny Pro Bono Award. Many thanks to the Richmond Bar, our volunteers, our supporters and our wonderful nonprofit clients!
The Pro Bono Clearinghouse is a referral service, linking experienced attorney volunteers with nonprofit organizations in need of legal counsel. Our virtual law firm of over 300 attorneys from 75 different law firms and corporate legal departments assist established 501c3 nonprofit organizations each year with a variety of transactional matters, such as personnel issues, contract negotiations, bylaw review, mergers and intellectual property issues – 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 over 900 matters, from more than 545 different nonprofit organizations, valued at over $2.5 million since the program’s inception in 2001.
Established 501c3 non-profit organizations can request legal assistance by completing the online intake form found HERE. Interested in volunteering? CLICK HERE or contact Alison Roussy at firstname.lastname@example.org