Bradley is pleased to announce that Tiffany M. Graves, Bradley’s pro bono counsel, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Association of Pro Bono Counsel (APBCO). She began serving a three-year term Jan. 1.
“We are very proud of Tiffany’s leadership and the direction she provides for our firm’s pro bono initiatives,” said Bradley Chairman of the Board and Managing Partner Jonathan M. Skeeters. “Tiffany is an outstanding addition to the board of the Association of Pro Bono Counsel.”
Bradley partner Dylan C. Black, chair of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee, added, “Our firm will continue to benefit from Tiffany’s involvement in the pro bono industry. We thank Tiffany for her ongoing work and career devoted to helping to ensure access to justice for those who are less fortunate.”
“I am excited to serve on the APBCO Board and look forward to contributing to the important work of the law firm pro bono community in this new way,” said Ms. Graves.
The APBCO is a membership organization of over 200 attorneys and practice group managers who run pro bono practices at more than 100 of the world’s largest law firms. The group’s mission is to maximize access to justice through the delivery of pro bono legal services.
Ms. Graves oversees the development and administration of Bradley’s pro bono programs. Previously, she served as executive director of the Mississippi Access to Justice Commission, for which she promoted initiatives to improve and expand access to civil justice to the nearly 700,000 Mississippians living in poverty. Ms. Graves also formerly served as interim director and adjunct professor for the Pro Bono Initiative at the University of Mississippi School of Law, and as executive director and general counsel for the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project.
Ms. Graves also is active with numerous other professional and community organizations and activities. These include the Community Advisory Board of the MIND Center at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the Millsaps College Board of Visitors. She is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and an Inaugural Fellow of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Leadership Network.
Bradley recently received the 2019 Alabama State Bar Pro Bono Award in the Law Firm category. The award recognizes outstanding pro bono efforts of attorneys, mediators, law firms and law students who are actively donating time to the civil representation of those who cannot otherwise afford legal counsel. Through Bradley’s pro bono program, the firm’s attorneys across all of its offices devote a significant amount of time each year to pro bono work and community service. In 2019, the firm’s attorneys and staff performed more than 15,400 hours of pro bono service valued at more than $5 million.