TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on May 20, 2013

Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Janice Holder is featured in a recent post on Exchange, the blog of the ABA Center for Pro Bono. Holder shares her insights about the role of the judiciary in promoting pro bono service and reflects on Tennessee’s access to justice initiatives. When asked about the challenges of promoting pro bono service, Holder acknowledged the volume of cases as well as the need to help employers create an environment and culture that encourages pro bono work. And for those who think they are too busy to volunteer, Holder has this advice: “The response that you get from someone who truly needs legal services … is something you cannot replicate in any other aspect of your professional life. So once you do it, even though you think you don’t have the time, you tend to get pretty hooked. That’s when you start to remember why you went to law school — to help other people.”