About Us

Connecting Lawyers to Pro Bono Opportunities

The Greater Richmond Bar Foundation (GRBF) serves the public and the legal profession by supporting, facilitating, and promoting the delivery of pro bono legal services. If you are ready to volunteer, we can connect you with current opportunities. If you need help getting started, we will connect you with training and mentoring. Let’s work together to improve access to the Justice system.
PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

What We Do

The Greater Richmond Bar Foundation accomplishes our mission to improve access to Justice through the following programs and services:

TRIAGE PROJECT

The Triage Project is the country’s first effort to directly support Legal Aid, with volunteer attorneys taking legal aid referrals in high need practice areas.

PRO BONO CLEARINGHOUSE

The Pro Bono Clearinghouse connects experienced transactional attorneys with nonprofits in need of legal counsel.

EVICTION DIVERSION PROGRAM (EDP)

To help address the Eviction Crisis in Richmond, the Eviction Diversion Program engages volunteers to serve as neutral conciliators in unlawful detainer (eviction) cases.

WILLS CLINICS

Wills clinics provide easy and rewarding opportunities for pro bono work.

FIRMS IN SERVICE—RICHMOND

Firms In Service® is a network of private law firms and corporate law departments who have committed to increasing the availability of pro bono legal services.

JUSTICESERVER

JusticeServer is an innovative case management system designed to connect volunteer attorneys with active pro bono referrals from legal aid organizations.
Annual Progression

GRBF By the Numbers

  • #GRBF volunteers
    • 48 EDP volunteers
  • #Evictions diverted
    • Over 400 in the first year (413 through October 2020 from HOME’s annual report)
    • 173 cases listed as “dismissed” in WORK (this is not an accurate representation of evictions diverted because there are historic cases before WORK was used that were not tracked, and HOME is no longer using WORK to track cases)
  • #Nonprofits served
  • #cases assigned/handled (total since inception)
    • Over 500 EDP cases (again, no accurate #’s because of HOME’s tracking…the best data we have is a combo of their annual report and what is listed in WORK)
  • #Wills completed (total)
  • $$$ value of pro bono work donated
Pro Bono Clearinghouse
Pro Bono Promise
Annual Progression

GRBF By the Numbers

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Business Analysis
50%
Business Planning
70%
Business Marketing
90%

Our Impact

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Volunteers engaged in pro bono work with GRBF
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Nonprofits served by volunteers for GRBF's Pro Bono Clearinghouse
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Frontline workers, Veterans, low-income seniors, and their families served by GRBF's Wills Clinics during the COVID-19 pandemic

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