Public Service and Pro Bono Committee

The Public Service and Pro Bono Committee works to identify opportunities to serve our local community in both public service and pro bono capacities and connect MRWBA members with those opportunities through CLE programs and other events.

One of the ways in which the Committee does this is by selecting one local charitable or nonprofit organization to partner with each year. Partnering with one organization gives our members a chance to get to know the organization well and hopefully create long-lasting and mutually rewarding relationships.

For the 2016-2017 bar year, MRWBA is cooperating with the Virginia State Bar Access to Legal Services Committee to promote their Virginia.FreeLegalAnswers.org.

We encourage all MRWBA members to register on the website and participate in this convenient and meaningful pro bono opportunity which provides access to legal advice and information to clients who cannot afford a lawyer.

And, for the fifth year in a row, MRWBA will continue it’s realtionship with CARITAS, Richmond’s largest and most inclusive homeless shelter.  In addition to providing shelter to the homeless, CARITAS also provides the support, training, and material assistance necessary to break the cycle of homelessness and restore stable, productive lives.  CARITAS Furniture Bank is experiencing an all time low in its inventory and desperately needs your help to furnish these homes before the holidays. Please click here to see how you can help or visit the CARITAS website for more information.

At our February 1, 2017 Pro Bono and Public Service Forum luncheon, we will highlight several other exciting community service and pro bono opportunities for our members.

If you are interested in supporting the efforts of the Public Service and Pro Bono Committee, please contact Natalie McClearn or Mollie Barton.

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