Announcing the Rule 6.1 Society

LSNV is proud to announce the Rule 6.1 Society, a new program to recognize and thank attorneys who perform at least 40 hours of pro bono work annually.  Members of the Society receive an attractive lapel pin, a frame-able certificate of appreciation, and recognition on the LSNV website.

Rule 6.1 of the Virginia State Bar’s Rules of Professional Conduct says that “a lawyer should render at least two percent per year of the lawyer’s professional time to pro bono publico legal services.”  

That 2% works out to be about 40 hours a year (Virginia Lawyer, February 2014). Our pro bono attorneys lend their expertise on issues as wide ranging as consumer advocacy, family law, housing, elder law and much more.  We could not fulfill our mission to achieve equal justice and to provide hope and empowerment to thousands of Northern Virginians each year without their help. 

The first year that attorneys qualify for membership in the Society they will be Bronze members.  The second year that they do they will be Silver members.  Attorneys qualifying for three or more years will be Gold members.The attorneys who volunteered for 40 or more hours in 2015 are listed below.  We are so grateful to them all.

If you are interested in finding out more about our pro bono program, or wish to volunteer, please contact our pro bono office.

Rule 6.1 Society Members
Bronze Members for 2015
  1. Richard Brahan
  2. Patricia Connally
  3. Joseph Dailey
  4. Steve Fowler
  5. Charles Fulton
  6. Laura O’Brien
  7. Patrick Quigley
  8. Alexis Rivero
  9. Michael Schulman
  10. Daniel Schy
  11. Lindsay Velarde
  12. Travis Van Hook
  13. Robert Walker
  14. Erin Witte
  15. The Honorable Robert Wooldridge, Jr.
  16. Susan Wuchinich
  17. Daniel Yoon
Green Members for 2015*
  1.  Carolyn Grimes

*Attorneys who make cash contributions to LSNV equivalent to 40 hours.

To nominate yourself, or a colleague, please contact our pro bono office.