Woods Rogers Receives 2024 Organizational Pro Bono Award

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We don’t just look to enter the community; we look to lead. Our attorneys are encouraged to positively impact on our communities, so we are pleased to announce the firm has been awarded the 2024 Frankie Muse Freeman Organizational Pro Bono Award by the Virginia State Bar. The award recognizes a Virginia organization that provides exemplary pro bono legal services to underserved Virginians. It is named for legal trailblazer Frankie Muse Freeman of Danville who was the first woman to be appointed to the United States Commission on Civil Rights.

Woods Rogers was nominated by Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia Director of Pro Bono & Private Attorney Involvement Tricia L. Batson and Executive Director Raymond A. Hartz. In the nomination, Principal and Pro Bono Committee leader Jenny Eaton was recognized for her work in implementing the Pro Bono Summer Associate Certificate Program. The purpose is to introduce summer associates to access to justice concerns and demonstrate the value of pro bono work. The first annual program took place in June 2023 in coordination with the Hampton Roads Firms in Service Committee, where Jenny serves as Chair.

On May 30, 2024, the award was presented at the Access to Legal Services Lunch and Pro Bono Awards Ceremony during the VSB Annual Meeting in Virginia Beach.

To learn more, view the full Virginia State Bar announcement here.


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