For the Public Good
Butler Snow performs pro bono legal services in litigation and non-litigation matters for individuals and non-profit organizations to directly benefit the communities where our attorneys live and work.
Our firm culture promotes collaboration to provide the exact experience each pro bono client needs. While our lawyers are encouraged to match their pro bono participation with their interests, we require and expect every pro bono matter to be performed with the same professional standards applicable for all paying client matters.
Why Pro Bono?
Attorneys from across our footprint recently sat down to discuss why pro bono work is important to them and the firm, as well as meaningful experiences they’ve had while providing legal assistance to a pro bono client.
Pro Bono Leadership
Butler Snow has a standing Pro Bono Committee and is a member of the Law Firm Pro Bono Project of the Pro Bono Institute (PBI). The firm and its attorneys have been recognized for their dedication to providing pro bono services.
- Mission First Legal Aid Office 2018 Pro Bono Firm of the Year
- Memphis Bar Association’s Access to Justice Committee’s 2018 Champion of Justice Award
- Mississippi Center for Justice 2018 Champion of Justice Award
- 2018 Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project Chairman of the Board’s Torchbearer Award
- Bradish J. Waring was recognized by the Supreme Court of South Carolina on the Pro Bono Honor Roll established by the Court in 2019 for lawyers providing fifty or more hours of pro bono legal service.
Our Pro Bono Work
Natural Disaster Relief Efforts
Juvenile Life Without Parole
Veteran's Assistance Project
Access to Justice Initiatives
Other Pro Bono Projects
• Staffing the Volunteer Lawyers Birmingham Homeless Help Desk and Veterans Help Desk
• Offering legal assistance to low-income artists of all disciplines and to emerging non-profit arts organizations through Nashville’s Volunteer Lawyers & Professionals for the Arts
• Participating in the Mississippi Settlement Assistance Program (MSAP), a project of the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, by providing free legal assistance to low-income pro se litigants in settlement conferences in civil matters
• Working with Legal Aid Society of Middle TN and the Cumberlands (LAS) to help veterans at Operation Stand Down Nashville through the Attorney for the Day program
• Manning LAS’s Legal Help Clinic at Belmont University on the 4th Thursday
• Volunteering for the North Carolina Bar Foundation’s 4All Statewide Service Day, an annual call-a-lawyer public service program providing free legal information
• Staffing Project H.E.L.P. Legal Clinics in New Orleans, Nashville and Jackson, MS providing pro bono legal assistance to homeless individuals
• Providing free legal services to those in need at the Memphis Area Legal Services’ Second Saturday Legal Clinic
• Participating in the Legal Audit Clinic sponsored by The Colorado Lawyers Committee to work with participating small nonprofits to complete a legal audit checklist
• Assisting solo inventors, non-profits, and small businesses through Tennessee PATENTS (Pro Bono Assistance & Training for Entrepreneurs and New, Talented, Solo inventors)
Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project
Volunteer Lawyers Birmingham
Denver Bar Association Metro Volunteer Lawyers
Memphis Area Legal Services, Inc.
Community Legal Center
Mississippi Center for Justice
Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
Tennessee Justice Center
International Paper Pro Bono Initiative
Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands
Volunteer Lawyers and Professionals For the Arts
Colorado Lawyers Committee
Pro Bono Committee
Butler Snow’s Pro Bono Committee is comprised of attorneys from across practices, experience levels and geographic locations. Committee members work directly with the firm’s Pro Bono Counsel and strive to develop meaningful and impactful pro bono opportunities for Butler Snow attorneys.