Tara L. Casey
Director, Carrico Center for Pro Bono Service
Courses Taught Public Policy Research & Drafting

Tara Casey is Director of the Carrico Center for Pro Bono Service and writes on contemporary public policy issues. She is a member of the Richmond Times-Dispatch Pundit's Podium, and her essays have appeared in the Richmond Times-DispatchVirginian-Pilot, and Roanoke Times, as well as online venues including the Maddow BlogFeministingAlterNetRH Reality CheckYahoo! Voices, and RVA Magazine. Ms. Casey is the Faculty Director of the Law School's Bridge to Practice Fellowship Program. She currently chairs the Awards Committee for the Section on Pro Bono and Public Service Opportunities of the Association of American Law Schools and is an active member of the Public Service Section of NALP — The Association for Legal Career Professionals. Ms. Casey was named YWCA "Outstanding Woman of Achievement in Law" in 2007, a "Virginia Rising Star Lawyer" by Richmond Magazine in 2006, one of the "Legal Elite" by Virginia Business Magazine in 2005 (and 2006, 2009, and 2010), the Richmond Bar Association's Pro Bono Award winner in 2005, and one of Style Weekly Magazine's "Top Forty Under Forty" in 2004.



Virginia's Legal Elite 2014
Access to Justice Planning Committee, Supreme Court of Virginia (2013-present)
Relay for Life Team, American Cancer Society
Pro Bono Attorney, Central Virginia Legal Aid Society
Board of Directors, Greater Richmond Bar Foundation (2009-present)
Board of Directors and Donor Relations Committee Chair, YWCA of Greater Richmond (2008-present)
Awards Committee Chair, Pro Bono and Public Service Opportunities Section, Association of American Law Schools (2009-present)
Experiential Learning Work Group, Public Services Section, National Association for Law Placement (2008-present)
Former Chair of Public Service Committee and former Chair of Membership Committee, Metropolitan Richmond Women's Bar Association (2000-present)
Chair of Administration of Justice Committee, Former Chair of Pro Bono Services Committee, Richmond Bar Association (2000-present)
Board of Directors and Chair of the Board of Development Committee, Children's Health Involving Parents of Greater Richmond (2002-2009)
Member, United Way, Homeless Action Council (2001-2004)
Volunteer ESL Instructor for the Catholic Diocese of Richmond, Refugee and Immigration Services (2001-2002)
Bar Admissions
Professional Experience
Director, Carrico Center for Pro Bono Service (2007-present)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va.
Assistant United States Attorney (2002-2007)
Civil Division, Office of the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, Richmond, Va.
Adjunct Legal Instructor (2003-2006)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va.
Staff Attorney (2001-2002)
Office of Staff Counsel, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, Richmond, Va.
Special Assistant United States Attorney (2000-2001)
Office of the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, Richmond, Va.
Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary (1999-2000)
Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, Washington, D.C.
Public Policy Research & Drafting: A Pro Bono and Law Library Collaboration, 63 Va. Law., at 53 (Oct. 2014).

Educating New Lawyers, VBA Journal, Vol. XXXIX, No. 2 (Fall 2012).

Legal Education Prepares Students to Weather Tough Times, Va. Law., Feb. 2010, at 21.

B.A., University of Virginia 1994
J.D., Washington University School of Law in St. Louis 1999
Contact Information
(804) 287-1207
(804) 287-8992 (Fax)
Areas of Expertise
Pro Bono Legal Services
Public Service Work
Contemporary Public Policy Issues