Katherine Provost

katherineprovost_forwebPro Bono Volunteer of the Month – August 2016

Katherine Provost  of Kainen Law Group

Katherine Provost is a Partner with Kainen Law Group, PLLC. She received her undergraduate degree in English from Montclair State University and her law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law in New Jersey.  Her legal career began in 2003 when she started a one-year clerkship with the Honorable Cheryl B. Moss. Thereafter, she entered private practice and exclusively practices family law. She has gained the credential of Nevada Board Certified Specialist in Family Law. Katherine has been appointed twice as a Pro Tem Hearing Master in the 8th Judicial District Court for domestic violence and juvenile dependency matters.

Katherine began volunteering with the Pro Bono Project in 2007 and has accepted over 40 pro bono cases during the past 9 years. She has helped clients in matters including: domestic violence, divorce, custody, guardianship, adoption, and name and gender marker changes.  Katherine also participates in Legal Aid Center’s Partners in Pro Bono program in which lawyers and law students are matched up to work together on a pro bono case.

Katherine has been providing pro bono work since the start of her career. Providing pro bono service has always been very important to her and she is grateful her law partners feel the same way. When we asked Katherine why she volunteers, she said she considers it a privilege to use her skills to provide access to justice to those who might otherwise be foreclosed from the legal system.

When asked about a memorable pro bono client Katherine said, “All of the Gender Justice clients that I help with name and gender marker changes are memorable because this is an issue that is at the forefront right now. Helping to ensure someone can identify legally with the person he or she is inside is so rewarding.”

For her commitment to representing pro bono clients, we honor Katherine Provost as the August Pro Bono Volunteer of the Month.