Scott Ozmun Fellowship Program Promotes Engagement in Pro Bono Work

Attorney Jake Posey
Attorney Jake Posey

Attorney Jake Posey leads the Texas-based Posey Law Firm, offering a full range of legal services in government relations and business law to market leaders, Fortune 500 companies, and leading state associations. Beyond his work at the firm, atorney Jake Posey supports the Volunteer Legal Services (VLS) of Central Texas. VLS offers the Scott Ozmun Fellowship program to students at the University of Texas School of Law (Texas Law).

Established in honor of Austin lawyer Scott Ozmun, the fellowship provides financial assistance to Texas Law students who emulate Ozmun’s dedication to public service. The competitive fellowship accepts academically talented students who support pro bono legal services by providing assistance to local law firms. Eligible students include those committed to developing their own skills while advocating for the legal needs of underserved individuals.

Ozmun remained a firm believer in the importance of pro bono work over the course of his career. He helped low-income people access legal services, mentored law students, and regularly accepted pro bono cases. Ozmun died of cancer in May 2009.

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Scott Ozmun Fellowship Program Promotes Engagement in Pro Bono Work