Volunteer of the Month-May 2018
Bruce Woodbury of Jolley Urga Woodbury Holthus & Rose
Bruce is a native Las Vegan who was selected in 1981 to serve on the Clark County Commission. He served on the County Commission longer than anyone in the history of the State of Nevada (1981-2009). He is currently a partner in the law firm of Jolley Urga Woodbury Holthus & Rose and concentrates his practice on estate planning and probate, as well as personal injury, business law and real estate transactions. He received his undergraduate degree from University of Utah and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Stanford School of Law.
Bruce’s activities reflect his commitment to the community of Southern Nevada. He was the first Chairman of the Regional Flood Control District Board, The Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition and the Clark County Air Quality Management Board. He also served as the Chairman of the Regional Transportation Commission for 18 years. He is a Member of the Las Vegas Executives Association and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Las Vegas Monorail Company and Boulder City Hospital.
Bruce has always handled many matters each year on a pro bono basis. Several years ago he began to take Legal Aid pro bono referrals. He has played a big part with helping clients with probate/estate planning cases and participates in the Probate Ask-A-Law program. Bruce recently accepted an urgent probate pro bono case through LACSN to assist a client whose daughter is believed to have been murdered.
When we asked Bruce why he does pro bono work, he responded “I do pro bono work as well as reduced fee work for the obvious reason that so many people simply cannot afford quality legal representation. I would not feel good about myself if I only represented affluent people and companies. There are many worthwhile ways we can all serve others, and this is the one way I can try to do my part”.
For his commitment to representing pro bono clients, we honor Bruce Woodbury as the May Pro Bono Volunteer of the Month.