Triage Training Descriptions

Greater Richmond Bar Foundation
Triage Pro Bono Service Training
October 24, 2018


Greater Richmond Bar Foundation
Triage Pro Bono Service Training
October 24, 2018


3:00 – 3:30 p.m.   Plenary Session

Presenter: Crista Gantz, Virginia State Bar Access to Legal Services Director


  • Update on changes to professional rules related to pro bono, including emeritus status and voluntary reporting

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.   Breakout Sessions

  1. Domestic Violence / Protective Orders
    Presenter: Geri Greenspan, Pro Bono Associate, Hunton Andrews Kurth

    • Practical tips on handling domestic violence cases and how to present a persuasive case in court
    • Domestic violence legal definitions
    • How to assist CVLAS with protective order cases



  1. Special Education

Lisa Bennett, Attorney, JustChildren Program, Legal Aid Justice Center
Teirra M. Everette, Senior Counsel, Dominion Energy

  • Overview of Special Ed laws and administrative process
  • How to represent legal aid clients
  • Focus on eligibilty determination, a requirement to access services for low income children in need of special education


  1. JusticeServer and Triage Overview

Steve Dickinson, Executive Director, Central Virginia Legal Aid Society (CVLAS)
Ali Fannon, Executive Director, Greater Richmond Bar Foundation (GRBF)

  • Overview of GRBF / CVLAS partnership program Triage. Learn about different practice groups and how to utilize JusticeServer to do pro bono service


  1. Housing Issues: Practical Pointers for General District Court Cases

Chief Judge Lawrence B. Cann, III, Richmond General District Court
Marty Wegbreit, Director of Litigation, Central Virginia Legal Aid Society
Matt Fender, Triage Champion, Housing Practice Group; Associate McGuireWoods
Chip Nunley, Triage Champion; Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth

  • Panel will cover overview of housing law, practice tips for handling cases in General District Court, and step-by-step process for representing low income Legal Aid Clients in these matters
  • This training is designed to demystify the process of handling a case in General District Court. A more substantive coverage of housing law issues will be presented in early December.


  1. Representing Nonprofits: A Practical Overview

      Mike Goldman, General Counsel Task Force Chair; Partner, Hunton, Andrews Kurth
Phyllis Katz, General Counsel Task Force Member; Adjunct Professor University of Richmond       School of Law; Retired Partner Sands Anderson

Zac Cohen, Director, ThompsonMcMullan


  • Overview of the GRBF General Counsel for Nonprofits program, volunteer expectations
  • Nonprofit law & legal landscape, including unrelated business expenses, charitable solicitations, and political restrictions
  • Corporate governance issues, including Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, Board of Directors and fiduciary duties, and key governance policies
  • Commercial contracting and intellectual property issues nonprofits often face


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