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2018 Chief Justice's Pro Bono Summit
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This is the agenda for the 2018 Chief Justice's Pro Bono Summit, April 4, 2018, before the full Supreme Court of Virginia. The event starts at 3 p.m., with closing remarks scheduled to end at 4:30 p.m.:

Opening Remarks, by Chief Justice Donald W. Lemons

Presentation of Pro Bono Program Reports, by Robert J. Stoney, chair of the VBA Pro Bono Council

  • 2017 Pro Bono Activities
  • The Value of Legal Representation in Virginia Civil Actions
  • The History of Pro Bono Publico in Virginia

Welcome and Introductions, by VBA President C.J. Steuart Thomas III and VSB President Doris H. Causey

Showcase of Virginia Pro Bono Activities [PDF], by Jennifer Fulmer

Virginia Civil Case Results With and Without a Lawyer [PPTX], by John E. Whitfield

Significant Pro Bono Advances Since the 2016 Summit

  • Access to Justice Task Force Update, by Justice S. Bernard Goodwyn
  • Ongoing Projects [PDF], by Laura Golden Liff
  • Pro Bono Promise [PDF] and Founders List
  • JusticeServer 2.0/Statewide pro bono portal
  • FreeLegalAnswers.org
  • Greater Richmond Bar Foundation "Triage" projects

Development of Law School Initiatives, by Keith Faulkner

Closing Remarks, by Robert J. Stoney and Scott C. Oostdyk, executive co-chair of the VBA Pro Bono Council

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