For The Record

People going through cancer treatment have had an especially hard time during the COVID-19 pandemic — and some of the challenges they face are ones that lawyers can help with. That’s the message of an article by Lisa Allen, L’18, in the February 2021 issue of Virginia Lawyer. Allen encouraged attorneys with expertise in a range of areas — employment, insurance, estate planning, and housing, among others — to do pro bono work for CancerLINC, a Richmond nonprofit that helps cancer patients with legal issues.

“Time you spend in your own field, in your comfort zone, helping clients who are too sick and too overwhelmed to advocate for themselves is deeply appreciated,” she wrote.

When she authored the article, Allen was a client services attorney at CancerLINC; she has since joined Carrell Blanton Ferris & Associates in Richmond, where she focuses her practice on estate planning, estate administration, and elder law.