Iris Gibson Receives Pro Bono Award
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.org. To read the full article, click on the PDF linked below.