In step with National Pro Bono Celebration week, October 21st – 27th, Legal Aid's Oklahoma City Law Office honored Charles Hunnicutt, (JAG Air Force Ret), for eleven years of Pro Bono service. Hunnicutt is a graduate of Oklahoma City University School of Law and practiced law at JAG Air Force.
Hunnicutt has served on Legal Aid Services Senior Advisory Board and has performed volunteer work with the OKC Law Office senior division since July of 2001. Seniors contact Legal Aid’s statewide SPLASH Application Line for legal advice and assistance. Through telephone intake, Charles offered legal counseling and advice to persons in garnishment or collection situations relieving individual's months of stress, he helped the elderly avoid possible homelessness in housing or mortgage issues, as well as many other legal issues that affect senior’s lives.
“We could always count on Charles to be at the office every Tuesday morning, noted Sharon Ammon, Volunteer Coordinator; he always had a colorful story or joke to keep the senior staff meetings lively.” Recently, Hunnicutt reduced his volunteer hours and now concentrates his focus solely on Senior Advisory Board meetings.
The OKC Law Office staff and Senior Advisory Board members presented Charles with a clock displaying words of gratitude. Engraved on a brass plate are words of thanks for his years of service and dedication in helping resolve injustices that create barriers to senior’s success.
Cake was served in his honor and an appropriate tune of “For He's A Jolly Good Fellow” was sung to the honoree by members of the Advisory Board!
For more information on volunteering contact Sharon Ammon at firstname.lastname@example.org