Jeanette “Jae” Barrick of Gallian Welker & Beckstrom
Jeanette “Jae” Barrick received her bachelor’s degree from Florida State University. She was the first member of her family to obtain a college degree. After a career in the financial industry, Jae decided to enroll at Boyd School of Law. She is currently with the firm Gallian Welker & Beckstrom.
Jae has always made pro bono a part of her practice. While in law school, Jae worked on pro bono cases with her husband, Travis. Now she participates in the Veterans and Family Law Ask-A-Lawyer programs, represents children through the Children’s Attorneys Project, represents pro bono family law clients and co-teaches the Mediation Clinic at Boyd. When we asked her why she does pro bono, she replied “At the age of 55 (when I enrolled in law school), my goal was to continue to be productive into my senior years and to give back to my community. Pro bono work allows me to impact people in the community one person at a time… I do pro bono work because I know what it feels like to face legal issues in court without an attorney and I am blessed to have the support of my family and our law firm in doing this kind of work.”
For her commitment to pro bono, we honor Jeanette “Jae” Barrick as our August Volunteer of the Month.