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Pro Bono

At Adams and Reese we believe in giving back to the communities where we work and live. Our firm's pro bono policy requires that every lawyer in the firm annually perform a minimum of 20 hours of pro bono work. In the last two years combined, Adams and Reese attorneys have performed a total of 12,000 pro bono hours and the firm was ranked No. 142 in  American Lawyer rankings of the Top 200 pro bono firms in the country.

 

Adams and Reese has a Pro Bono Liaison Partner who chairs the firm's pro bono committee comprised of partners representing each of the firm’s offices. These attorneys are selected because of their undying dedication to public service, specifically pro bono law. Our attorneys have handled a diverse scope of pro bono litigation, including divorce and custody matters, nonprofit applications and setting up 501 (c)(3) organizations, setting up a fund service for war veterans and manning a pro bono clinic telephone hotline. The firm provides volunteer attorneys for Volunteer Lawyers Programs, including Saturday Legal Advice Clinics and Drive-time Clinics; Wills for Heroes; the annual Will-A-Thon, sponsored by the Houston Bar Association’s Elder Law Committee; and last minute wills and estate planning matters.  Additionally, the firm accepts court-appointed pro bono matters.

 

Some of the organizations included in the firm’s pro bono work are: National Appleseed, SaveOneSoldier.org, Alabama Appleseed, Birmingham Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Program, Child Advocacy Center, Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program/Houston Bar Foundation, Louisiana Appleseed, Memphis Area Legal Services, Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Program, and the New Orleans Pro Bono Project.

 

Adams and Reese pro bono awards and recognitions are due to our attorneys' dedication to public service and pro bono work.

  • Pro Bono Recognition - Top 200 Pro Bono Firms in the Nation, Ranked No. 125 (2014)
    American Lawyer Magazine, 2012-2014
  • Pro Bono Award - Good Apple Gala Award
    Louisiana Appleseed, 2014, 2008
  • Pro Bono Award - Pro Bono Publico Award - Baton Rouge Office
    Louisiana State Bar Association 2012
  • Pro Bono Award - Pro Bono Publico Award - New Orleans Office
    Louisiana State Bar Association 2012
  • Pro Bono Award - Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year
    New Orleans Pro Bono Project 2011
  • Pro Bono Award - Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year
    Are You Safe 2011
  • Pro Bono Award - Friend of Pro Bono Award
    Louisiana State Bar Association 2011
  • Pro Bono Award - Houston Bar Association Award
    Outstanding Contribution to Houston Volunteer Lawyer Project 2011
  • Pro Bono Award – Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project
    Mississippi Bar Association 2010
  • Pro Bono Award - Alabama State Bar Pro Bono Award
    Alabama State Bar Association 2010
  • Pro Bono Award - Volunteer for Justice
    Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands - Nashville Pro Bono Program 2010 
  • Pro Bono Award - Recognized for mandatory pro bono policy
    Tennessee Bar Association 2009
  • Pro Bono Award - Benefactor for The Pro Bono Project and Justice for All Ball
    The Pro Bono Project 2009
  • Pro Bono Recognition - Big Mover in Pro Bono - American Lawyer Pro Bono Report
    American Lawyer Media 2009, 2008
  • Pro Bono Award - Friend of Pro Bono Award
    Louisiana State Bar Association 2008  

  • Pro Bono Award - Memphis
    Memphis Area Legal Services 2008
  • Pro Bono Award - Outstanding Contribution Award in Pro Bono for a Mid-size Firm
    Houston Bar Foundation 2010
  • Pro Bono Award - Equal Access Star
    Houston Bar Association 2007
  • Pro Bono Award - Pro Bono Firm of the Year
    New Orleans Pro Bono Project 2001
  • Pro Bono Award - Pro Bono Publico Award
    Louisiana State Bar Association 2001
  • Pro Bono Award - Pro Bono Firm of the Year
    Mississippi Pro Bono Project 2001