Two large and widely respected Jackson law firms have become the first in Mississippi to establish full time pro bono departments, joining a trend around the country to acknowledge and make provisions for the needs of a rising population that requires low cost or free legal assistance.
Recognizing this substantial need the nation faces when access to the legal system is hindered for a segment for whom attorney costs are out of reach, both Butler Snow and Bradley Arant Boult Cummings have stepped up to help close the gap by formally committing time, resources and personnel to establish these new positions.
Leading those efforts as pro bono counsels are attorneys Patti Gandy at Butler Snow and Tiffany Graves at Bradley. Both direct pro bono activities for their entire firms, based out of their Jackson metro area offices.
The complete article published in the Spring 2018 issue of The Mississippi Lawyer.