Paralegal Association                            of Northern Virginia

The Northern Virginia Connection for Professional Paralegals


Pro Bono means providing or assisting in the provision of quality legal services in order to enhance access to justice for persons of limited means; charitable, religious, civic, community, governmental, and educational organizations activities that are designed primarily to address the legal needs of persons with limited means; or individuals, groups or organizations seeking to secure or protect civil rights, civil liberties or public rights. 

PANV is an enthusiastic supporter of paralegal involvement in pro bono activities. PANV's very first pro bono/community involvement was to support the Adopt-A-Marine Family Program at Henderson Hall in Arlington, Virginia. PANV continues to support similar programs each during the Christmas Holiday by raising funds to purchase gifts and gift cards for military families in the northern Virginia area. 

Many PANV members are active in pro bono endeavor's either in their speciality or in another area of the law or within their community. 

As the recipient of the NFPA Individual Pro Bono Award for 2008, Joanne Randa, a Senior Paralegal with Cooper Ginsberg Gray, PLLC, and PANV Pro Bono Chair, received $1,000 to be given to the pro bono organization of her choice. Joanne chose two pro bono organizations to share this award: Legal Services of Northern Virginia and Adopt-A-Marine Family Program. 

Pro Bono opportunities may include: Asylum Law, Human Rights, Immigration Services, Uncontested Divorce Clinics, and Interpreting for Non-English Speakers. 

Contact Information and Links to Pro Bono Organizations: 

Legal Services of Northern Virginia (add link)
Eric H. Moe
Pro Bono Program Paralegal
Language Access Coordinator
Legal Services of Northern Virginia
4080 Chain Bridge Road
First Floor
Fairfax, VA 22030

Legal Services of Northern Virginia
Jennifer Fulmer
Pro Bono Coordinator
4080 Chain Bridge Road
First Floor
Fairfax, VA 22030

Rappahannock Legal Services
Sean P. McGrath
AmeriCorps VISTA - Volunteer Coordinator
540-371-1115 ext. 22

Fairfax CASA Program
Elisa Kosarin, CVA
Associate Director, Recruitment and training
Fairfax CASA
4103 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 200
Fairfax, VA 22030
703-273-3526 ext. 22
Fax: 703-273-2201

Position Title: Fairfax CASA Volunteer
Employment Status: Volunteer Staff
Reports to Supervisor

A CASA volunteer identifies the needs of abused and neglected children, ensures they receive all required services, and works towards the goal of their placement in a safe and permanent home by advocating for their best interests in Court. 

Northern Virginia Pro Bono Law Center
Fairfax County Bar Association (
Arlene Beckerman, Director of Pro Bono Activities

Other Pro Bono Sites:

Upcoming Opportunities to Volunteer: 

Uncontested Divorce Clinics
Sponsored by Legal Services of Northern Virginia
One Saturday a month from 9:30 a.m. - noon (Check schedule with Eric Moe -

PANV Pro Bono Chair:  VACANT

Copyright February 2017
Paralegal Association of Northern Virginia, P.O. Box 3112, Fairfax, VA 22038

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