Originally from New Jersey, Casey and her spouse, Dr. Alan Dow, achieved as undergraduates at the College of Virginia, the place she graduated in 1994. They both went to Washington University in St. Louis, where by she attended legislation college and he went into medical college. They moved to Richmond in 2000 for her husband’s residency at VCU Professional medical Heart.
Casey has labored at the U.S. attorney’s workplace in Richmond and for the 4th U.S. Circuit Courtroom of Appeals, and she begun as an adjunct professor at the UR College of Legislation school in 2003. She turned the first director of the recently produced Carrico Heart at the regulation college in 2007.
Casey wants to join regulation learners with the professional bono assistance group in the Richmond region. She reported college students want to be of provider, but a lot of come to feel helpless.
“They could see what was sickening our society, but they could not figure out how to help it recover,” she claimed.
“I always felt like the presents that we acquire in regulation college — our experience, our training — are ones that we ought to reward to some others to enable our society,” Casey reported.
She mentioned that in a lot of felony issues, there is a ideal to an attorney, but in civil matters there is not. Learners operate in various places like spouse and children, housing and immigration law.
Due to the fact they are not yet attorneys, they are not able to give immediate illustration. Alternatively, Casey spelled out, they work with lawyer/associates from the Central Virginia Legal Help Culture, the Virginia Poverty Legislation Center and the Legal Assist Justice Center.