Alumna Spata Named Tennessee Bar Association’s Law Student Volunteer of the Year

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Alexa Spata HeadshotBelmont College of Law alumna Alexa Spata (’17) has won the Tennessee Bar Association’s Law Student Volunteer of the Year award for her work with TALS (Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services), a local legal services organization and Belmont Law pro bono partner. The Law Student Volunteer of the Year award recognizes a Tennessee law school student who provides outstanding volunteer services “while working with an organization primarily engaged in providing legal representation to the indigent.” Executive director of TALS, Ann Pruitt, who nominated Spata for the award, wrote via email that “starting with her interview, it was clear that Alexa was committed to jumping into our mission and helping us deliver strong outcomes.” She said, “Alexa has been outstanding in every respect.”

Spata said that she intends to stay involved with pro bono work and advocates that other lawyers do the same. “I feel like we all should,” she said. “We should feel obligated to give back in any way we can, and I think the biggest thing is using our skills and our knowledge to just help people… I do think we have a duty to do what we can to give back… no matter what kind of law you actually practice.”