The Nevada State Bar has recognized Chris MacKenzie for his work with the Lawyer in the Lobby pro bono program. Lawyer in the Lobby is a free service provided by Volunteer Attorneys for Rural Nevadans (VARN).
In addition to being a helpful, simple process for Nevadans, it is a benefit for the attorney as well. Attorneys who volunteer are able to broaden their knowledge of law that is outside of their regular practice. Foreclosures, small claims and family law are some of the questions that local citizens have sought sound advice from attorneys like Chris MacKenzie.
“It’s nice to just give answers and not go through the litigation process. “ Chris MacKenzie said. The simplicity of the program coupled with the immediate contact with an attorney is a draw for people to find a solution or a better understanding of their situation.
The amount of pro bono services in Nevada is encouraging to MacKenzie. He said, “It’s nice to have a lot of people that are committed and put together these programs.”
Chris MacKenzie has been in practice in Nevada since 1993. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Nevada Reno and his juris doctor from the University of Idaho.
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