Arkansas Bar President Tom Womack was presented with the Champion of Justice Award for 2011 by Legal Aid of Arkansas at a meeting of Benton County attorneys in April. Charles Harwell, Springdale attorney and President-Elect of the Arkansas Bar Association, presented Mr. Womack with his award.

The award is given by Legal Aid of Arkansas in recognition of the attorney who best personifies the ideals of volunteerism and professionalism in the 31 counties Legal Aid serves. Womack has provided outstanding volunteer service to Craighead County and the State of Arkansas by donating the largest number of hours volunteered by any attorney in the Legal Aid service area, and has a value of $90,000 to citizens of the State of Arkansas. As President of the Arkansas Bar, Womack has also promoted increased pro bono service as a goal of the Bar. In his statements in the Arkansas Lawyer last fall, he wrote, “The United States at present fails to provide its poor citizens with an adequate access to justice.”

Legal Aid of Arkansas is a non-profit corporation with a vision to improve the lives of low-income Arkansans by championing equal access to justice regardless of economic or social circumstances.