Adams and Reese Partner Gee Ogletree presented a $1,250 Adams and Reese Pro Bono Award to Richard "Trey" McGivern, at the Law Day Awards Ceremony at Mississippi College School of Law on April 24th.
McGivern is a third-year student who will graduate on May 16, 2014. At Mississippi College School of Law, he is head of the student chapter of Habitat for Humanity, served on the Scholarships Auction Committee raising money for student scholarships and worked as the development intern in the Advancement Office.
In keeping with the firm’s philanthropic and service-oriented culture, Adams and Reese annually awards deserving Mississippi law students who have been selected for having demonstrated a commitment to the community through voluntary pro bono efforts by assisting the indigent while in law school, and for showing promise in developing and continuing a tradition of pro bono service throughout his and her legal career.
At Adams and Reese, the 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 five combined, Adams and Reese attorneys have performed a total of 30,000 pro bono hours and the firm was ranked No. 142 in American Lawyer rankings of the Top 200 pro bono firms in the country.