The State Bar of Texas, the Texas Access to Justice Commission, the American Bar Association, and others proudly support National Pro Bono Celebration Week (Oct. 23-29). Pro Bono week is an opportunity to educate the public about the good work the legal community does to improve the lives of vulnerable Texans and to encourage more individuals to get involved in pro bono support of the legal system.
During the week we will feature stories of pro bono volunteers that first appeared in LegalFront, an electronic publication put out by the Legal Access Division of the State Bar of Texas.
Jenny Smiley — law clerk, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
Serving as the Pro Bono Chair of the Midland Young Lawyers Association, Smiley sends out e-mail blasts to all association members announcing dates and times of upcoming evening clinics as well as cases that are available for pro bono placement. A regular attendee of Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas’ Midland evening clinics, Smiley is dedicated to pro bono service and in getting others in her community involved in pro bono activities.