The Virginia Law Foundation mourns the passing of Past President and Fellow W. Scott Street IIIThe Virginia Law Foundation is deeply saddened by the passing of W. Scott Street III, a dedicated member of the Virginia State Bar for forty-five years and former VLF President. Read more about Scott Street and his remarkable career on the Virginia State Bar website.
VLF Recognized by VA Supreme CourtClick to listen to a recording of Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Cynthia Kinser’s recognition of the Virginia Law Foundation’s 40 years of philanthropy in Richmond on September 10, 2014.
The Virginia Law Foundation has proudly provided over $23 million in grants to support law-related projects throughout Virginia that:
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.
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 and create a positive impact on the justice system.
Promote public education about the law, the rule of 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 engaged citizens as adults.
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.
The Virginia Law Foundation also:
Recognizes and encourages excellence in community service and the practice of law through our Fellows Program
Each year, the VLF inducts a new class of Fellows of the Virginia Law Foundation at a ceremony at the January meeting of the Virginia Bar Association.
Offers not-for-profit continuing legal education
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