Emily Buchanan Featured in Texas Bar Blog’s Pro Bono Spotlight

October 28, 2021

Haynes and Boone, LLP Associate Emily Buchanan was profiled in the State Bar of Texas’ Texas Bar Blog during National Pro Bono Celebration Week discussing her pro bono work with the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program and veterans hospitals.

Below is an excerpt:

The State Bar of Texas, the Texas Access to Justice Commission, the American Bar Association, and others proudly support National Pro Bono Celebration Week (October 24-30). Pro Bono week is an opportunity to educate the public about the good work the legal community does to improve the lives of vulnerable Texans and to encourage more individuals to get involved in pro bono support of the legal system. During the week, we will feature stories of pro bono volunteers.

Emily Buchanan
 is an associate of Haynes and Boone in Dallas where she practices in the Insurance Recovery Practice Group.

What kind of pro bono do you do and how long have you been doing it?

I have helped with expungement cases, intake clinics with the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, and preparing wills and estate documents for a variety of pro bono clients. Lately, my passion has been focused on helping veterans in the VA hospital’s hospice unit who need to prepare their will and estate documents.

Why is pro bono important to you?

It reminds me about the reason I got into this profession in the first place. It isn’t about the status, the money, or the accolades—it’s about helping people who need it the most. My passion for pro bono matters also stems from my dad, who is a Vietnam veteran that knows the true meaning of sacrifice and service. For every veteran’s will I prepare, I see it as a small token of appreciation for their service to our country.

What have you learned from doing pro bono?

I’ve been able to connect with more people in the community and analyze legal issues that are outside of my immediate practice.

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