Smith Leaves Pro Bono Post; Recognized for Service

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands announced recently that longtime employee Lucinda Smith, director of the firm-wide Volunteer Lawyers Program, is leaving the firm after 16 years, the Tennessee Tribune reports. Andrae P. Crismon Sr., managing attorney of Legal Aid Society’s Murfreesboro office, has been promoted to take over Smith’s role. Smith has led Legal Aid Society’s pro bono work since joining the firm in 2003. She initiated the firmwide Volunteer Lawyers Program in 2014, helping to expand pro bono support from two to 48 counties in Middle Tennessee by developing and strengthening partnerships with law firms in Nashville. In this position, she created partnerships with law firms and lawyers that provided volunteer lawyer resources to represent up to 2,500 clients annually.
 
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