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.

Joe Munoz

Joe Munoz

Joe Munoz – General Counsel, Angelo State University

Joe Munoz carries a heavy load as Senior Executive Assistant to the President and General Counsel at Angelo State University, but he is not too busy to volunteer his time and energy to counsel Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas clients at a monthly pro se divorce clinic.

Munoz helps clinic clients work through pro se documents so they are fully prepared to file the petitions on their own. Understandably, many of the clients are anxious about the divorce process, but Munoz puts them at ease with his caring and sense of humor.

Munoz also serves on the San Angelo Branch Office Pro Bono Advisory Board, and has been actively volunteering for more than five years.

“We don’t know what we would do without him,” James A. Casillas, Equal Justice Volunteer Program Coordinator told LegalFront. “He deserves many thanks and blessings.”