To date, the Virginia Law Foundation has proudly provided over $23 million in grants to support law-related projects throughout Virginia that:
Encourage and recognize excellence in the practice of law and public service
Each year, the VLF inducts a new class of Fellows of the Virginia Law Foundation at ceremony at the January meeting of the Virginia Bar Association.
Improve the administration of justice
Providing the seed money for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) programs throughout the Commonwealth is only one of the many ways that VLF funds work to enhance the efficiency create a positive impact on the justice system.
Ensure access to justice to those who are most in need
The VLF has provided over $15 million to support projects that provide civil legal assistance and/or pro bono legal services to low-income Virginians. Seed money provided by VLF has provided the critical initial funding for many innovative projects such as the Community Tax Law Project and the Legal Information Network for Cancer (LINC).
Promote public education about the law and the legal process
All persons should understand, value, and adhere to the Rule of Law and recognize it as the foundation of peace, stability, and prosperity. The mission of the VLF/VBA Rule of Law Project is to fundamentally change the way students learn about the rule of law and to empower students at a formative age to become active and engage citizens as adults.
Involve students in public service
To encourage young lawyers toward careers in public service and to support universal access to legal representation, the VLF provides Public Service Internship stipends to selected students in each of Virginia’s accredited law schools, enabling them to work at law-related public service jobs during the summer.
The Virginia Law Foundation warmly welcomes donations from attorneys and their families, non-lawyers, law firms, and corporations who wish to contribute to our efforts. There are many ways to donate.
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