The Diversity Conference needs you!

Please help us bring the practice of law to all in Virginia. Join one of our committees, spend time mentoring our lawyers of tomorrow, write an article on an interesting topic, or play golf at the Annual Meeting.  The possibilities are as endless as your great ideas.  Fill out this form or contact Chair Carole H. Capsalis.  

 

WANTED: Bilingual Attorneys

The Diversity Conference is seeking its bilingual members to help with two new language access projects in which it is partnering with the VSB’s Access to Legal Services Committee (“Access Committee”).

 

A.          The first project is to translate the Access Committee’s guide to Free and Low Cost Legal Resources in Virginia into Spanish. The guide can be found at http://www.vsb.org/docs/probono/access-guide.pdf. If you are bilingual English/Spanish, and you are willing to volunteer a few hours of your time on this worthy access to justice project, please contact Chair Carole Capsalis at Carole@chcapsalislaw.com or Access Committee Director Crista Gantz at cgantz@vsb.org to get started.  

 

B.          The second project is to identify bilingual attorneys (in any language) willing to participate in the Virginia Free Legal Answers program to help increase language access on the Virginia Free Legal Answers web site at https://virginia.freelegalanswers.org/. Virginia Free Legal Answers is a web-based technology provided by the Access Committee in conjunction with the ABA that allows income-qualified members of the public to ask legal questions in a private forum and have the questions answered by volunteer attorneys. Presently, there is no method for non-English speaking clients to interface with bilingual attorneys. If you are bilingual in any language, and are available to participate in Virginiafreelegalanswers.org, please contact Crista Gantz directly at cgantz@vsb.org or (804) 775-0522.

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