Sarah’s accountant calculated that she did $7500 in pro bono legal services for the 2011 year; including (2) felony cases, a juvenile case, (2) legal custody cases, and (8) misdemeanor cases.
“Pro bono work, in my opinion, should be performed by every practicing attorney in the State of Ohio. This allows the dissemination of legal services to those who typically need it the most - the indigent.“
Looking at Sarah’s history provides insight to her pro bono commitment. In high school, she was a member of National Honor Society and participated actively in community events.
“I started volunteering when I was a teenager and found that it gave me a lot of satisfaction as well as exposure to different types of people. [Growing up] in a wealthy suburb, I had never really experienced it.”