The services provided at the Wills Clinic give clients peace of mind. Because each volunteer plays a key role in the clinic, the time commitment is limited, but the impact on the client’s life is significant.
For those attorneys who are thinking about volunteering but have never worked a protective order case, Carmen believes that this type of work can be completed by any attorney who wants to make a huge impact on a client’s life. “New attorneys can absolutely do this. Doing this kind of work raises sensitivity and awareness to the issue. Knowledge is power,” she says, “and the more people who have the knowledge, the better we are to serve those in need.”
“I never regret taking pro bono cases because I know that some clients would not be able to afford legal services otherwise. I’m grateful that my parents instilled in me the importance of service and volunteerism from an early age.”