Pro Bono Volunteer of the Month – July 2016
Nicole Lovelock of Holland & Hart LLP
Nicole Lovelock is an associate attorney with Holland & Hart LLP. She received her undergraduate degree in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania and her law degree from the University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law. Upon graduating, she returned to her hometown of Las Vegas to begin her legal career. Nicole is a commercial litigator whose practice focuses on business litigation and arbitration, real estate disputes, partnership disputes, and class action defense.
Nicole began volunteering with Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada in 2012 and focused her pro bono service on representing children in abuse and neglect cases. Her passion for helping children shows through her zealous advocacy in the courtroom; several Legal Aid Center staff CAP attorneys have commented on the terrific work she is doing on behalf of her clients. Nicole went above and beyond with her representation of two teenage sisters who didn’t want to return to their father’s care until his substance abuse issues were addressed. The girls had their own detention and runaway issues, but Nicole was with them every step of the way, advocating strongly for their wishes. In discussing her representation of the two sisters, Nicole spoke of the experience fondly, “Both girls were intelligent and kind and we formed a bond that will last long after my representation has ended.”
When we asked Nicole why she does pro bono work, she responded that she has been active in community service since junior high school so giving back has always come naturally to her. She finds it very troubling that there are so many vulnerable individuals in need of legal representation and believes it is her duty to provide them legal services when she can. She is happy that she can use her law degree to help others in need.
For her commitment to representing the wishes of children in foster care, we honor Nicole Lovelock as the July Pro Bono Attorney of the Month.