(AUSTIN) June 20, 2018 – Locke Lord will be recognized as a Pro Bono Champion by Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas (VLS) for exceptional volunteer service at the Judge Suzanne Covington Pro Bono Service Awards Reception Thursday evening. The Firm was also recognized as a Pro Bono Champion by VLS in 2016.
“We are honored, yet again, to be recognized as a Pro Bono Champion by VLS,” said Susan Kidwell, Past President of VLS and Partner in Locke Lord’s Austin office. “We’re proud of the continued commitment of our Austin lawyers to the mission of VLS, and we look forward to continuing this strong relationship and providing access to the justice system for all.”
The award celebrates firms and volunteers that have devoted an extraordinary amount of financial support and time helping low-income clients access the justice system by providing legal advice and representation.
Locke Lord’s Austin office lawyers are committed to serving their community by participating in pro bono efforts throughout the region with numerous volunteer activities and charitable organizations year round. In addition to VLS, lawyers in Austin are involved in charitable efforts with the American Heart Association, Austin Chamber of Commerce, Real Estate Council of Austin, Court Appointed Special Advocates, Junior League of Austin, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and more.
Established in 1981 by Austin attorneys concerned by inequity in the civil legal system, VLS is a nonprofit organization that provides civil legal services to low-income people through attorney volunteers in Travis County.
About Locke Lord LLP
Locke Lord is a full-service law firm with global reach and 20 offices designed to meet clients’ needs around the world. The Firm has a history that spans more than 130 years and is a worldwide leader in the middle market sector. Locke Lord advises clients across a broad spectrum of industries including energy, financial services, fund formation, health care, insurance and reinsurance, private equity and venture capital, public finance, real estate, and technology, media and telecommunications, while providing a wealth of experience through its complex litigation, intellectual property, tax, regulatory and transactional teams.