Susan Jo Norris Haney was a beloved mother, lawyer, activist, advocate and friend. She lived life on her own terms and was not one to back down from a challenge. She opened The Haney Law firm in 2001 with her daughters Amber and Caitlin. Susan loved to refer to the trio as The Haney Dream Team. Susan quickly earned a reputation as a veracious litigator with a take no sh** attitude!
Susan gave her time to numerous organizations including; Meals on Wheels, VLS, CANLAW, NAMI-Austin, Faith United Methodist Church, Mobile Loaves & Fishes, Kingdom Kamp, Hands on Housing, and many other pro bono clinics. She was also a huge supporter of paralegals and in particular CAPA where she gave generously of her time presenting CLEs and sponsoring events. Susan helped almost anyone who crossed her path. It was in her nature and who she was.
CAPA established the Susan Haney Community Service and Pro Bono Grant in 2021 following her passing from glioblastoma brain cancer. CAPA wants to ensure that this SUPERWOMAN'S enthusiasm for life, human rights and giving back will be remembered and celebrated by acknowledging those with the same spirit.
This grant will be awarded annually to a CAPA member that embodies Susan's spirit of selflessness and giving. All voting, associate, student and emeritus members in good standing are eligible. You may apply for the grant yourself or nominate someone else. You should submit a typed essay, one to two pages in length, highlighting the applicant's motivation towards service and discussion of past and present community service and pro-bono activities as well as anything else you'd like to be considered or shared. A log of service hours should also be included. The applicant does not need to submit a description of what the grant will be used for. The winning applicant's essay will be published in the CAPA Brief.
Application Deadline is December 3, 2021.
If you'd like more info please e-mail the Scholarship Committee.
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