The Rule 6.1 Society


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. LSNV created the Rule 6.1 Society 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. 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 2017 inductees into the Society were recognized at the annual Northern Virginia Pro Bono Reception on June 1, 2017.  They included:

BRONZE MEMBERS (1st Year of Membership): Amy Bradley, Sara Dajani, Andy Eklund, Malika Elkettani, Muhammad Elsayed, Carly Jehlen, Anastasia Kranias, Mikhail Lopez, Gina Marine, John Roche, Charles Rothermel, Ramkia Stephens, and K. Leigh Taylor

SILVER MEMBERS (2nd Year): Stephen Fowler, Carolyn Grimes, Laura O’Brien, Dan Schy, Robert Walker, and Susan Wuchinich.

We are so grateful to all of these generous and dependable partners in justice!!!

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