A pre-recorded streaming video replay of the April Webcast, Pro Bono Service: Meeting Our Civic Duty of Equality Under the Law.
Proceeds from this online seminar will be donated to the six regional legal aid organizations serving Virginia.
Topics covered include:
- Ethical considerations, including conflicts of interest and unique challenges in working effectively with pro bono clients
- How to identify and select meaningful pro bono opportunities
- Overcoming common barriers to pro bono service
- Tips for integrating pro bono service into your firm “culture”
- JusticeServer, a new tool in development in central Virginia that has the potential to revolutionize the placement of pro bono cases
The ratio of Virginia lawyers to Virginia residents is approximately 1 in 349, while the number of Virginia Legal Aid Attorneys to Virginians living in poverty is approximately 1 in 6,184. The legal needs of those unable to pay for traditional legal services are not less than those with greater financial resources—their needs are often higher. The figures above make it clear that Legal Aid cannot do it alone. Virginia lawyers have a long history of providing pro bono services in civil matters, but even so, there remains a significant unmet need.
This program is designed to show how you can be part of the solution by identifying ways that you can use your legal skills to provide effective and meaningful pro bono civil legal services to low-income members of our community.