Volunteer of the Month – October 2016
Firm: Baker & McKenzie LLP
Jonathan Rosamond is an Associate in the litigation group of Baker & McKenzie LLP. He currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Veterans Outreach Subcommittee of the Pro Bono Activities Committee of the Dallas Bar Association.The Veterans Outreach Subcommittee assists with the Veterans Legal Clinic, which is generally held on the first Friday of each month and located at the Veterans Resource Center near the Veterans Administration Hospital. The Veterans Legal Clinic is an intake clinic that connects Veterans in need of legal services in our community to attorneys willing to provide pro bono legal services through DVAP. As part of his role as Co-Chair, Jonathan is responsible for initiatives to raise awareness of and recruit volunteers for the Veterans Legal Clinic. Recently, these initiatives have included increasing the web presence of the Veterans Legal Clinic in an attempt to target younger Veterans who may not frequent the VA. In addition, Jonathan presents CLEs to pro bono volunteers from law firms and companies in the community who are interested in assisting veterans. Jonathan is also a member of Baker & McKenzie’s Pro Bono Committee. In that role, he recently assisted in the planning of his firm’s “Pro Bono Week” events for their summer associates. These events included a training on volunteering at DVAP clinics, a pro bono roundtable where the firm’s lawyers discussed their pro bono experiences with summer associates, an office-wide fundraiser for DVAP, and co-sponsoring the East Dallas Clinic with their summer associates. Jonathan has also taken on representation of two DVAP clients in the last two years. Thank you for all you do, Jonathan!