In May, the Tennessee Supreme Court and the Access to Justice Commission honored David Anthony as a 2022 Attorney for Justice, in recognition of his pro bono service throughout 2022. This is the sixth consecutive year that David has earned this distinction.
To qualify, attorneys must provide at least 50 hours of pro bono legal service annually. In the past year, David volunteered at a number of weekend and evening clinics hosted by the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee & the Cumberlands, and he also served as pro bono counsel for a racial justice non-profit providing protection to Davidson County residents against predatory foreclosures and tax sales.
The goal of the Attorneys for Justice program is to encourage more Tennessee lawyers to donate their time and legal expertise to low-income, at-risk individuals. Providing helpful legal advice at their greatest time of need is a “win-win” for the client and the pro bono lawyer.
“The legal clinics serve a population that doesn’t generally have access to lawyers with the experience and subject matter expertise that my work affords me,” David explains. “With just a little bit of my time and expertise, I can provide advice that really makes a difference in folks’ lives. I’m proud to be included on this list, and I wish the list of honorees were 10 times longer–that every attorney in Tennessee would give more of their time.”
The 2022 Attorneys for Justice Honor Roll is available here.