Community Involvement

August 4, 2017

Forman Watkins Attorneys & Summer Clerks Lead Legal Clinic

Forman Watkins attorneys and summer clerks recently conducted our second pro se law clinic at the Eudora Welty Library through our partnership with the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project (MVLP).  The July clinic allowed our team of 10 attorneys and 5 law clerks to assist with 26 individual matters, providing legal advice to those who qualified for legal assistance through MVLP.  In 2017 alone, Forman Watkins attorneys have assisted with 48 individual matters through our partnership with MVLP.

The firm believes that pro bono service is an important and essential element of every attorney’s professional responsibility; further, we believe that attorneys possess unique skills and abilities to serve the disadvantaged and promote the public interest.  As part of the Pro Bono Initiative, a pro bono committee works to develop strategic partnerships with local organizations to help facilitate the flow of pro bono cases to our attorneys. The committee is led by chairperson, Alison O’Neal McMinn, along with members Vernon McFarland, Erin Latuso, Mimi Arthur, Mitch McGuffey, Courtney Hunt, and Robby Gathings, the firm’s COO/CFO.