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:
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.
The Pro Bono Clearinghouse connects experienced transactional attorneys with nonprofits in need of legal counsel.
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 provide easy and rewarding opportunities for pro bono work.
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 is an innovative case management system designed to connect volunteer attorneys with active pro bono referrals from legal aid organizations.
GRBF By the Numbers
GRBF By the Numbers
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Volunteers engaged in pro bono work with GRBF
Nonprofits served by volunteers for GRBF's Pro Bono Clearinghouse
Frontline workers, Veterans, low-income seniors, and their families served by GRBF's Wills Clinics during the COVID-19 pandemic
What People Say
“A few hours of pro bono work can be life changing. All you need is a willingness to get involved and GRBF will provide the tools to help you be successful.”
Chris Keegan (volunteer)
“(Pro bono service) is one of the best ways to feel connected to the legal community and learn new skills.”
Sarah Warner (volunteer)
“It’s important to get a worldly perspective… and you can get that through pro bono opportunities.”
Taylor Brewer (volunteer)
“Without help from these awesome [pro bono] attorneys, I’m not sure we would have been able to raise enough money to afford the fees...to secure these services to establish this foundation. We are forever grateful that these talented and kind attorneys decided to “JumP In” to help us positively impact families affected by Autism, Special Needs and unique circumstances.”
Pam Mines, JP JumPers Foundation
Pro Bono Clearinghouse Client
“Very easy. It all worked out really well. We talked about organizing these documents for years but never did it, so I really appreciate that we had so much support to help us through the process and do it at no cost.”
Wills Clinic Client
Jazz4Justice raises public awareness and funds for Legal Aid and music scholarships through collaborative partnerships.
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If you are an established Virginia Nonprofit in need of legal assistance, contact us.