February 2016 Featured Volunteer: Roni Lee Clark
- Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma
When it comes to volunteers, Roni Lee Clark, a paralegal at Hall Estill, is the best of the best. She became a volunteer for Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma in 2007. Since then she has assisted dozens of Legal Aid clients in the preparation of estate planning documents and deeds, and helped with guardianships and probate proceedings.
“As soon as she finishes with one client, she takes on another,” said Karen Langdon, Tulsa’s Pro Bono Coordinator. Roni has been trained and appointed as a Guardian Ad Litem by Judge Bitting in Tulsa County’s guardianship cases. Through Legal Aid’s GAL program, she helps guardians prepare their annual reports. She has assisted more guardians than any other GAL volunteer.
A native of New York, Roni pursued her paralegal studies at Corning Community College. She has been a practicing paralegal for over 33 years. In her position at Hall Estill, Roni assists attorneys and clients in the areas of Real Estate and Corporate/Commercials matters, as well as Trusts & Estate, Probates and Estate Taxes.
In addition to her pro bono work for Legal Aid, Roni has provided volunteer paralegal services in real estate matters for Tulsa Habitat for Humanity.
“I can’t say enough about Roni’s good heart and unselfish willingness to volunteer her time to help those who truly need her. She is one of a kind”, said Jim Proszek, attorney with Hall Estill and a longtime Legal Aid volunteer.
- Pro Bono/Legal Services