|Pro Bono Resource Center|
The VBA Corporate Counsel Section has initiated a project to help match in-house lawyers and corporate counsel with pro bono service providers. None of the pro bono service providers listed in the Resource Center limits volunteer opportunities to in-house lawyers, but each provider has malpractice insurance that will cover the volunteer attorney.
Pro Bono Service Providers
The Pro Bono Clearinghouse - A Service of the Greater Richmond Bar Foundation
The Pro Bono Clearinghouse is a referral service, linking experienced volunteer attorneys with non-profit corporations in need of legal representation.
Lawyer Application Form: www.grbf.org/volunteer/online-volunteer-form/
The Whitman-Walker Health Legal Services Program (WWH)
Whitman-Walker Health provides free legal services to the LGBT and HIV/AIDS communities in the D.C. metropolitan area on matters related to access to health care. The program serves more than 2,000 clients each year, providing assistance on matters involving discrimination, insurance, immigration, medical debt, public benefits (Medicare/Medicaid/ADAP, etc.), estate planning, and elder and transgender rights. Attorneys interested in volunteering with WWH should contact Lee Brubaker.
Northern Virginia Pro Bono Law Center
The award-winning Northern Virginia Pro Bono Law Center provides opportunities for pro bono service in these areas of law: Consumer, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Housing, Life Planning, and Nonprofit Organizations. The program, supported by the Fairfax Law Foundation and the Fairfax Bar Association, provides civil legal services to poverty and indigent clients, as well as local nonprofits. Programs include: Neighborhood Outreach, Nonprofit Legal Support, Community Economic Development Project, Wills on Wheels, Family Legal Assistance Project, Uncontested Divorce representation, and work in consumer, employment and housing law. Volunteer opportunities are available in Fairfax. Clients must live in Fairfax County.
Malpractice Insurance: Provided.
FOR THE PUBLIC: If you are a Fairfax County resident with a low income and have a contested family law matter, you must first consult Legal Services of Northern Virginia at (703) 778-6800. Then you can contact us at (703) 246-2952 or ProBono@fairfaxbar.org. Intake for other cases for Fairfax County residents is done by our partner organizations.
Legal Service of Northern Virginia (LSNV)
LSNV is a local legal aid program for individuals unable to afford private legal counsel. LSNV seeks to provide equal access to the civil justice system for residents of the City of Alexandria, the Counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William and the cities and towns adjacent to those counties. LSNV partners with pro bono volunteer attorneys and paralegals from the private bar to provide free legal services in civil legal areas including family law, housing law, elder law, public benefits claims, access to health care, child advocacy, employment and civil rights law, consumer law, AIDS/HIV issues and tax disputes. Staff and volunteers also provide free legal advice, brief service, and representation in administrative hearings and in court, as well as community legal education, and advocacy before local and state governmental entities.
Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program
Represents veterans before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
Malpractice Insurance: Provided.
Community Tax Law Project
The Community Tax Law Project (CTLP) provides free legal help to Virginia’s low-wage families and individuals experiencing economic harm because of a tax problem. Our services directly strengthen the financial stability of working families and ensure that all Virginians receive fair and equal treatment in tax disputes. CTLP also operates a program providing free start-up legal services to Richmond area nonprofit organizations.
Malpractice Insurance: CTLP maintains professional liability coverage for all of its volunteers, so retired or corporate professionals can participate in the pro bono program.
Hogar Immigrant Services, Catholic Charities
Hogar Immigrant Services works for immigrants to achieve self-sufficiency and participate fully in the greater community. It offers a combination of legal consultation and representation primarily on naturalization issues.
Malpractice Insurance: Provided