Jason Aivaz – CAP Volunteer of the Month – July 2020
Jason Aivaz of Grant Morris Dodds, PLLC
Jason is a native of Las Vegas. He was born and raised here in the Valley his entire life, with the exception of the two (2) years he lived in Kentucky while serving as a missionary for his church, and while attending law school. Jason received his Associate of Arts from College of Southern Nevada in 2008 and his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 2011. He attended law school at the University of Mississippi from 2011 through 2014. He married his wife, Seana, in 2005, and they have 3 wonderful children.
Jason passed the State Bar in October 2014 and was hired with the Law Firm Grant Morris Dodds, PLLC. He was asked to run the firm’s guardianship practice in November of 2014. At that time, his supervising partner asked him to substitute in for him on a CAP Pro Bono case, which he accepted not knowing he would grow such love and desire to assist. Jason indicated he fell in love with the concept of being able to represent children who couldn’t represent their own interest in Court. The rest became history, as he has been a very active Pro Bono volunteer attorney with Legal Aid.
We asked Jason why he does pro bono work, and his response was touching. He answered the following: “I was taught from a very young age that we have a duty as a society to defend and protect the most vulnerable among us, especially those suffering from abuse or neglect. My grandma, herself a survivor of child abuse, worked with and helped establish the Clark County chapter of CASA and has been an example to me of serving the community that has given me so much”.
Jason has indicated that every client he has represented through our program is memorable to him. He said that the feeling that he is helping and doing something good on behalf of these children is such a special feeling. Jason said “any time you can help a child escape a negative situation or environment and see them successfully placed with a warm and loving family is memorable.
We are pleased to have Jason in our corner assisting vulnerable children in our community. Jason’s selfless and compassionate dedication to the children in need make him the great pro bono attorney he is today. We take pleasure in naming him our CAP volunteer of the month.