April 2015 Featured Volunteer: Dwight L. Smith
- Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.
Dwight Smith has worked diligently on Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma fundraising efforts for more than a decade. The reason our spotlight shines on Dwight this month is because of his continued work for LASO.
In 2006 he was asked and agreed to serve on LASO’s Annual Fund Drive team for several years. Dwight says it was in that position, he learned a great deal about Legal Aid and its mission, and developed a tremendous admiration for its attorneys and what they accomplish with such limited resources.
“I decided I wanted to do more to support their efforts,” said Dwight.
Currently, Dwight serves as President of LASO’s Board of Directors. Funding is our greatest challenge,” explains Dwight. “We’re trying to maintain, and increase, resources available to allow LASO to continue and expand its vitally important work to those Oklahomans most in need.” LASO is fortunate to have dedicated and knowledgeable attorneys and clients who serve on its board.
In private practice, Dwight is focused on the areas of commercial transactions and dispute resolution, including litigation and alternative dispute resolution; banking; wills, trusts, estates and probate.
Dwight serves as chair of the American Bar Association Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services. He has given his time on numerous professional committees with the American Bar Association, the Oklahoma Bar Association and the Tulsa County Bar Association. (The list is too long to post!) He graduated with honors from the University of Tulsa College of Law in 1981.
We are grateful to Dwight for being a fantastic supporter of Legal Aid and for his decision to help us make a difference in the lives of Oklahomans!
- Pro Bono/Legal Services