As Americans, we like to think that we all have access to justice. But did you know that there’s an underserved segment of our community who can’t afford legal representation and often isn’t experiencing justice as we think we know it?
When convicted of a criminal charge, a public defender is assigned to represent individuals who can’t afford an attorney of their own. However, in civil litigation matters, which includes personal legal disputes, family law including custody and divorce cases, landlord/tenant issues and consumer bankruptcy, low-income individuals don’t have access to a public attorney to represent them.
CVLAS and LAJC rely on fundraising, donations, and the goodwill of attorneys across the Commonwealth of Virginia who are willing to donate their services pro bono.
Want to help provide access to justice for everyone in Central Virginia while enjoying some delicious brews? Raise a glass to help raise funds for LAJC and CVLAS!
On May 23, 2018, Commonwealth Law Group presents the 5th annual Justice for Ale fundraiser to benefit both the LAJC and CVLAS and your neighbors who rely on these two organizations to provide civil representation.
The event will take place Wednesday night, May 23 from 6-9 p.m. at Väsen Brewing Company.
Tickets are $10, and with your ticket you also get:
There will also be a very limited supply of Justice for Ale growlers available for $25 (price does not include beer), so come early to be sure to get one.
In addition to mixing and mingling with socially conscious lawyers while sipping delicious brews, you’ll enjoy music spun by DJ Elliot Ness. When you’re ready for a bite to eat, two food trucks will be parked outside, ready to serve you: River City Wood Fire Pizza and Gaucho.
“Everyone can be involved in justice,” said Jessica Wright, Chief Development Officer for LAJC. “Everyone believes in the ideals of justice and the right to a day in court. To fight for the rights we have, we must provide every mechanism to do so in the most effective way possible.”
The LAJC has provided legal representation for those who can’t afford it since 1967 and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2017.
Want to contribute to positive outcomes like the recent civil case successes above? Then join us on May 23, 2018 and raise your glass while we raise funds for LAJC and CVLAS: We look forward to toasting with you in person!
If you have been injured at work or through the negligence of another individual or entity, contact us at Call (804) 292-2754 for a free initial consultation to discuss your case. We will fight to get you the justice you deserve.