Butler Snow is pleased to announce that Patricia C. Gandy will speak at an upcoming Mississippi Bar session. Patti’s speech, titled “How Law Firms Provide Pro Bono Service,” will be given to this year’s Leadership Forum Class during the “Public Service – Making a Difference” session on Wednesday, April 18th. The session will be held at the Bar Center in Jackson, Miss.
Patti serves as our first full-time pro bono counsel.
Patti most recently served as the founding director of the Mission First Legal Aid Office, established by Mississippi College School of Law and Mission First, Inc. In this position, Patti and her team provided civil legal services to qualified residents of Hinds, Madison and Rankin counties. The Mission First legal aid office works with more than 300 volunteer attorneys to serve approximately 1,200 Mississippians per year. Patti previously served as an attorney in our litigation department from 1998 – 2006. She completed her undergraduate education and Juris Doctor at Mississippi College and clerked for the Mississippi Court of Appeals.
The Mississippi Bar seeks to serve its members and the public interest by championing the administration of justice and the preservation of the Rule of Law. The Bar assures the highest standards of professionalism, civility, integrity and ethical conduct in the practice of law.