Originally from Kansas City, Ashley Rahaman (bio) earned her law degree from the Washburn University School of Law in Topeka (on a Presidential Scholarship), and developed her interest in both volunteerism and family law in her role as a Deputy Clerk. Early in her legal career as a Deputy Clerk, Ashley worked closely with juvenile court judges, researching and drafting orders for Child in Need of Care and related matters.
Advising children in family court
Ashley’s interest in volunteerism and in helping others in need has not flagged in the roughly five years that she has practiced divorce and family law. The Volunteer Lawyers Program in Phoenix recently recognized Ashley for her work as an advisor for children in family court, a role that allows Ashley to help support the child during legal proceedings.
Helping those who might otherwise slip through the cracks
Unfortunately, there are many who have unmet legal needs, few more so than children, who often cannot speak for themselves. Organizations like the Volunteer Lawyers Program – and lawyers like Ashley Rahaman, who are willing to devote their time, energy, and talents on a pro bono basis – help to give voice to the voiceless.
Volunteer lawyers like Ashley deserve our thanks & recognition
The legal industry is largely self-regulated. It is up to us, as lawyers and officers of the court, to ensure that the public receives high quality legal representation, especially those who cannot otherwise afford access to legal representation. Lawyers who do pro bono work offer a tremendous service to the community. So do organizations like the Volunteer Lawyers Program, which supports these lawyers and their efforts to make sure that people in need do not fall through the cracks.