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FREE WEBINAR: Rule 6.1 & Pro Bono Reporting: Virginia & Beyond

Monday, June 3 | Noon - 1:30pm ET

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Learn about the ethical implications of Rule 6.1 aspirational pro bono service goals and the pro bono reporting initiatives in the various states. The presentation will take a look at the national landscape around these issues, with particular focus on the scope of Virginia’s Rule 6.1 aspirational pro bono service goals as compared to the ABA Model Rule, Virginia’s pro bono reporting process, and the types of contributions Virginia attorneys can report under the new reporting rule. The presentation will wrap up with an overview of the ABA Free Legal Answers platform, an online question and answer portal where attorneys can do limited-scope pro bono online, 365 days a year, from the comfort of their home or office!

The presentation will wrap up with an overview of the ABA Free Legal Answers platform, an online question and answer portal where attorneys can do limited-scope pro bono from the comfort of their home or office!

ABA membership is not required to attend. No CLE credit.

Presenters

  • Crista Gantz is the Virginia State Bar (VSB) director of Access to Legal Services. In this role she develops, promotes, and coordinates the VSB’s pro bono and access to justice initiatives. She oversees the VSB Special Committee on Access to Legal Services, a statewide access to justice body which encourages participation in pro bono and addresses issues concerning legal representation of individuals who cannot afford counsel or are otherwise underserved. She is also a member of the Virginia Access to Justice Commission and the state administrator for Virginia Free Legal Answers.

    Ms. Gantz previously served for three years as the Client Services Director with the Legal Information Network for Cancer (CancerLINC). Prior to joining CancerLINC she was an associate at LeClairRyan. Ms. Gantz received her law degree from the University of Richmond and her undergraduate degree from The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

  • Tali Albukerk works for the ABA Center for Pro Bono as the national administrator of ABA Free Legal Answers, an online legal clinic through which income-eligible clients can post civil legal services questions to be answered by pro bono attorneys from their state. Tali previously held the position of staff attorney/ pro bono projects manager for the ABA Standing Committee on Legal Assistance for Military Personnel.

    During her career, Tali has worked for several Chicago law firms focusing on federal civil rights litigation, specifically addressing police misconduct claims. Tali is also board president of the Pro Bono Network, a Chicago area nonprofit that provides pro bono programs for attorneys with nontraditional work schedules. Tali has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law.

  • Roxanne Esch is a director at McCandlish Holton in Richmond, Virginia. Her practice focuses on complex technology transactions, business law, and intellectual property. She is an ABA member and volunteer serving the ABA Section of Public Contract Law organizing free legal webinars. She also volunteers through her church and provides pro bono legal services to not-for-profit entities.

    Roxanne has an MBA from the University of Connecticut and a J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law.

Please send your questions, comments and feedback to cgantz@vsb.org.