Volunteer of the Month – April 2018
Firm: Holland & Knight LLP
1. How did you first get involved in pro bono?
My first involvement in pro bono was in law school where I participated with a year-round clinic that provided legal services to not-for-profit corporations and other members of the community that could not otherwise access legal services. Since then, I have made it a priority to incorporate pro bono matters as a part of my practice.
2. What type of cases have you accepted?
I typically accept transactional cases with a focus on wills, powers of attorney and related documentation.
3. Why do you do pro bono?
Pro bono cases are among the most rewarding cases I work on in any given year and provide a nice contrast to the types of corporate finance matters that are the focus of my practice. I enjoy connecting with people and working with individuals to solve their real-life challenges is especially gratifying.
4. What impact has pro bono service had on your career?
Pro bono service continues to have several positive impacts on my career including enhancing my knowledge, skills and abilities, as well as providing networking opportunities. The additional experience has also been helpful as I continue to develop as an attorney and build my practice.
5. What is the most unexpected benefit you have received from doing pro bono?
The most unexpected benefit I have received from doing pro bono service was a series of referrals from one of my pro bono clients.