Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Janice M. Holder, who is the Court’s liaison to the Access to Justice Commission, is featured in this week’s American Bar Association’s Center for Pro Bono Exchange Community Profile.
In the profile, Justice Holder highlights the Court’s Access to Justice initiative and talks about how her role was to kick start the effort after she was named Chief Justice in 2008. Access to Justice is the Court’s first priority under its strategic plan.
Justice Holder also addresses the challenges of promoting pro bono service, citing the tremendous need, but also discussing how she is encouraged by efforts of law schools and the Access to Justice Commission’s Faith and Justice Initiative.
Justice Holder remains optimistic that pro bono work will become a passion for more attorneys, especially after they experience the rewards it offers.
“That’s when you start to remember why you went to law school — to help other people,” she said.
To read the complete profile, visit the American Bar Association’s Pro Bono Exchange.