Sarah Stokes, senior attorney for SELC’s Birmingham, office, has been featured in the Alabama State Bar’s Profiles in Service series as part of its October Pro Bono Celebration Month.
Each year, Alabama state law schools select alumni to honor for their dedication to public service and pro bono work, highlighting the attorneys’ impact on the state, its system of justice, and the communities served. Law school faculty and staff nominate alumni for the honor, and finalists are chosen by a committee vote.
Stokes received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Alabama School of Law. She is a graduate of Dartmouth College, with a master’s degree from the London School of Economics. She serves on the Public Interest Institute Advisory Board of the University of Alabama School of Law.
Previous attorneys featured in this series have included Morris Dees, the founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, and Millard Dean Fuller, the founder of Habitat for Humanity. Bill Baxley, the Alabama Attorney General who SELC founder Rick Middleton once worked for, has also been honored.
Stokes continues to be active in the Alabama State Bar and has served in many capacities, including as Chair of the Environmental Section of the Bar. Stokes was previously recognized by the Cahaba River Society as the Cahaba Conservationist of the Year.