The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP) has recently hired Holly Griffin as Managing Attorney. Ms. Griffin will succeed Michelle Alden who assumed the role of Director of DVAP in the summer of 2017.
Prior to joining the DVAP staff Ms. Griffin was a domestic violence prosecutor with the Collin County District Attorney’s Office where she also handled civil protective order intake and prosecution, criminal case prosecution, witness interviews, legal research, case negotiation and management, document drafting, collaboration with law enforcement, and conducted trainings on domestic violence.
She has also held attorney positions at various private practice firms where she focused on family law. She is a graduate of Baylor Law School.
In addition to being a DBA member, Ms. Griffin is also active in the community, serving as an Advisory Board Member of the Collin County Council of Family Violence, a Board Member of Emily’s Place; a North Texas Council of Governments Criminal Justice Grant Committee Member, and in the Leadership Plano Class 26.
As Managing Attorney, Ms. Griffin will be responsible for grant compliance, publicity and special events, including DVAP’s Pro Bono Awards, and networking and speaking at CLEs and recruiting events.
The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program is a joint program of the Dallas Bar Association and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas which was created to address the legal needs of the poor in Dallas. DVAP is an organization dedicated to increasing and enhancing pro bono legal services to the poor in Dallas through the recruitment, training, and support of volunteer attorneys. The program provides free legal assistance to over 4,000 low-income families with civil legal needs each year. To find out more about DVAP, log on to www.dallasvolunteerattorneyprogram.org.