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Iris Gibson Receives Pro Bono Award
08/01/2010

Iris Gibson, an associate with Haynes and Boone, was named as this year’s recipient of Volunteer Legal Services’ J. Chrys Dougherty Award for outstanding pro bono service. As a VLS volunteer, Gibson has donated more than 500 hours of expertise and recovered more than $36,000 for her pro bono clients.

Gibson’s professional legal specialty is franchise law, not a common legal concern for low-income clients. For VLS clients, she handles a wide variety of cases: family law, consumer matters, contracts and warranties, and social security disability appeals, to name just a few.

Excerpted from Austin Lawyer and reprinted by permission, July/August 2010 © Austin Bar Association, www.AustinBar.orgTo read the full article, click on the PDF linked below.