Meet the 2023 Guiding Lights
Each year, Smokeball recognizes exemplary pro bono work through its prestigious Beacon Award. To spotlight the many legal professionals committed to pro bono work year-round, we honor Guiding Lights. These individuals make a positive impact by giving back to their clients and community. If you or someone you know is doing amazing pro bono work, share the story with us.Nominate a Guiding Light
Freeman-Widell Law Office
Through the Indian Child Welfare Program at Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Michele provides guardian ad litem services to advocate for the best interest of children in Shawnee, Oklahoma. She is involved from the beginning until reunification or termination, which can take a year or more. Michele averages 15 cases at all times.
About the Smokeball Beacon Award
Smokeball clients are community heroes. The annual Beacon Award recognizes legal professionals whose exceptional pro bono work has changed the lives of veterans, victims of domestic abuse, immigrant families, homeowners facing foreclosure, and others in their communities.Go to Beacon Award