André Craig, Jr.

Volunteer of the Month – March 2018

Firm: The Trinity law Firm

1. How did you first get involved in pro bono?

I began volunteering at legal aid clinics back when I was in law school in Virginia. Once I returned to Texas, I began volunteering with clinics here in Texas.

2. Describe your most compelling pro bono case.

A case involving a number of children and a mother seeking to protect her children from the father. Having been raised by a single mother, my heart sought to help her in the best way I could as a lawyer.

3. Why do you do pro bono?

From a very young age, I was raised to have a heart to serve those in need. Serving others has now become part of who I am, and the heart of my practice.

4. What is the most unexpected benefit you have received from doing pro bono?

I have had applicants tell me they left with more hope than they had coming in to the clinic that night. As a young lawyer, with less than a year of licensed experience, it is the most unexpected, yet humbling benefit. I don’t receive that as much in my normal practice with paying clients.

 

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