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Harry L. Carrico Center for Pro Bono & Public Service

The University of Richmond School of Law created the Harry L. Carrico Center for Pro Bono & Public Service in recognition of an attorney’s professional obligation to serve the community, as well as a law school’s responsibility to educate its students on the need for pro bono legal services. The center connects the skills and talents of its student body with the greater Richmond community and a network of regional, national, and international programs.

Pro bono public (“for the public good”) work is an integral part of what it means to be an attorney. Indeed, the American Bar Association says that when society confers on an individual the privilege to practice law, "he or she accepts the responsibility to promote justice and to make justice equally accessible to all people.”

The School of Law offers a variety of pro bono opportunities that employ the diverse skills and interests of our student body. Whether it is helping a victim of domestic violence obtain a protective order, or assisting a non-profit organization with its incorporation, our students have the opportunity to experience a service-based legal education.

By cultivating such service, the Center for Pro Bono & Public Service not only provides a valuable resource for the community, it also prepares students for a life of purposeful citizenship.

Contact Us

Tara Louise Casey, Director
Harry L. Carrico Center for Pro Bono Service
University of Richmond School of Law
Phone: (804) 287-1207
Fax: (804) 289-8992


The University of Richmond School of Law Pro Bono program cannot provide direct legal advice or services to members of the general public. Law student volunteers must be supervised by a licensed attorney or law school faculty member. For assistance in obtaining an attorney, please contact the Virginia State Bar’s Virginia Lawyer Referral Service at (800) 552-7977 or your local legal aid or public defender’s office. If you are an attorney or a non-profit organization interested in receiving assistance from a law student volunteer, please review the Center's placement request form.