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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, by Jennifer Fulmer; The State of Pro Bono in Virginia 2018 [PDF] by David B. Neumeyer and 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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