We’re proud to recognize Jo Ann Camm as the May 2022 Volunteer of the Month. Read on to learn more about Jo Ann and her experience as an MVLS volunteer.
Why do you choose to volunteer with MVLS?
I believe everyone should have access to a lawyer when they have a legal issue.
Do you have any stand out stories?
I had two recent cases where an interpreter was needed because my clients spoke an African language. One of which I had a two-day trial via Zoom. That was a first for me.
What is your favorite part about volunteering with MVLS?
I appreciate the feedback from my clients and how grateful they are for my help.
Why should other attorneys do pro bono?
I believe it is our duty to give back and help those who may not receive the help otherwise. I grew up with limited means and understand the importance of receiving professional advice.
Where do you see the Impact of civil legal services in the next ten years?
With inflation, pandemic, and the state of our country, many people will need civil legal services and many will not be able to afford to pay for the services they need.