Pro Bono: From the Chair
Imagine being a teacher in a small town in Appalachia and receiving a call from a young student who said that she was left at school and no one had come to pick her up.
Unlike many states that have consolidated their legal aid into one or two statewide programs, Virginia remains a land of many legal services providers. There are ten programs in Virginia, four of which receive no federal Legal Services Corporation funding and work with the six federally-funded programs to provide a full range of services.
Legal design is a new approach to justice system innovation. It offers a powerful way to understand the human experience of courts, legal aid, and solving life crises, and then to use this understanding to generate and vet promising new products, services, and policies.