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  • Bridge to Practice Fellowship
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
  • CVLAS Pro Bono Hotline Drive and Training
  • Estate Planning
  • Eviction Diversion Program

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  • Eviction Docket Review Program
  • Eviction Helpline

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    Training Video (2021)

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  • Housing Law Program
  • ICE Detention Center Hotline & Translation Services with CAIR Coalition

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  • Law Over Lunch CLE Series

    Criminal Legal Reform with an LGBTQ+ Lens

    The Carrico Center continues its popular Law Over Lunch CLE series with a program that unpacks two new developments in Virginia criminal law and practice, with an eye toward their effect upon members of the LGBTQ+ community.

    During the 2021 Virginia General Assembly session, Virginia became the first Southern state and the 13th state in the US to ban the LGBTQ+ “panic defense” to defendants charged with a violent crime. Previously, defendants could use the LGBTQ “panic” defense in court to excuse this violence as acceptable because someone’s LGBTQ identity, often the victim’s, was perceived as threatening. The enactment of this ban could not have been more timely with the tragic killing of Jerry Smith in Blacksburg this past June.

    Also in 2021, Virginia updated its HIV exposure laws in an effort to end the stigma around the virus. Specifically, the new Virginia law places a heavier burden upon prosecutors to prove “infected sexual battery” and the requisite intent to transmit HIV. However, it is still a felony, in spite of public health experts and advocates arguing that HIV should be seen as a public health issue, not a crime.

    Join the Carrico Center as we welcome Wesley Bizzell, Senior Assistant General Counsel for Altria Client Services, Commissioner for the American Bar Association’s Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Commission; and Immediate Past President of the National LGBTQ+ Bar Association; and Breanna Diaz, Policy Director for the Positive Women’s Network, as we learn more about these changes to criminal law and practice, especially their effect upon the LBGTQ+ community.

    Policing Post-2020: Recipes for Review and Reform

    This program explores how policing has undergone greater scrutiny within the past few years, the legislative and policy responses to this scrutiny, and what reforms may lead to sustainable change and progress.

    Prof. Julie McConnell, Director of Richmond Law’s Children’s Defense Clinic, who, as both a former prosecutor and former public defender, brings a unique perspective on how we can review our current system for inequities. She is joined by Prof. Jack Preis, a leading scholar in the field of qualified immunity and judicial review of government practice. 


    Operation Healing Forces: Serving Those Who Have Served Our Country

    Jim Giudice, L’17, US Marine Corps veteran and attorney with Williams Mullen, shares how a new pro bono program, Operation Healing Forces, seeks to assist SOF service members, veterans, and their families with tackling their legal issues on the homefront; further, he discusses the special representational considerations of working with current and veteran service members. He is joined by Crista Gantz, Director of Pro Bono/Access to Legal Services at the Virginia State Bar, who demonstrates why attorneys must heed the ethical call to provide pro bono service to our military personnel and their families.

  • No-Fault Divorce Program

    Information Session

    Training Video