For 10th Consecutive Year, Memphis-area Seniors at Orange Mound Senior Center Receive Free Legal Services from Coalition of Top Community Legal Professionals
Memphis, Tenn., July 27, 2018 – AutoZone and Bass, Berry & Sims PLC, in conjunction with Memphis Area Legal Services, Inc. (MALS), hosted the 10th annual "Give a Little, Help a Lot" pro bono clinic at Orange Mound Senior Center on Wednesday, July 25. During the event, dozens of low-income senior citizens received free legal services from more than 20 attorneys, paralegals and interns representing the three organizations.
"We look forward to this day every year and the opportunity to engage with these seniors, understand their specific needs and offer essential legal guidance that they might not have received otherwise," said Amber Hitchcock, Real Estate Managing Attorney, Customer Satisfaction, at AutoZone. "We are thankful for the decade-long collaboration with our partners from Bass, Berry & Sims and Memphis Area Legal Services, and we hope to continue to provide these important services to the amazing people at Orange Mound Senior Center for years to come."
The senior citizens from Orange Mound Senior Center received free legal services
from 20 attorneys, paralegals and interns at the "Give a Little, Help a Lot" Legal Aid Clinic.
Each year since 2008, attorneys, paralegals and volunteers from MALS, AutoZone and Bass, Berry & Sims have joined together at the legal aid clinic to provide seniors with essential legal guidance and assist with the preparation of advance care plans, healthcare directives, durable power of attorney forms, as well as last wills and testaments.
"We have had hundreds of conversations with seniors over the past decade to advise them on the complex, and often daunting, legal challenges they may face related to healthcare, finances and estate planning," said Sehrish Siddiqui, an attorney with Bass, Berry & Sims. "Our annual collaboration with AutoZone and Memphis Area Legal Services is always memorable and important, and we are grateful for the opportunity to once again help our fellow neighbors with these crucial matters."
"We cherish our partnership with the Orange Mound community, and we are grateful for the longstanding support from the attorneys and staff at Bass, Berry & Sims and the AutoZone legal department to make this great event happen year-in and year-out," said Danielle Salton, Manager of Pro Bono Programs at MALS. "It is always an amazing experience to join forces with such committed professionals who go above and beyond their calling to help these seniors navigate important legal considerations."
All the volunteers from Memphis Area Legal Services, AutoZone and Bass, Berry & Sims.
About Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
With more than 270 attorneys representing numerous publicly traded companies and Fortune 500 businesses, Bass, Berry & Sims PLC has been involved in some of the largest and most significant business transactions, investigations and litigation matters in the country. For more information, visit www.bassberry.com.
Tracy Roberts – Marketing & Communications Director
As of May 5, 2018, AutoZone sells auto and light truck parts, chemicals and accessories through 5,540 AutoZone stores in the U.S., including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico; 536 stores in Mexico; and 16 stores in Brazil for a total store count of 6,092.
AutoZone is the leading retailer and a leading distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories in the United States. Each store carries an extensive product line for cars, sport utility vehicles, vans and light trucks, including new and remanufactured automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories, and non-automotive products. Many stores also have a commercial sales program that provides commercial credit and prompt delivery of parts and other products to local, regional and national repair garages, dealers, service stations, and public sector accounts. AutoZone also sells the ALLDATA brand diagnostic and repair software through www.alldata.com. Additionally, we sell automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories, and non-automotive products through www.autozone.com, and our commercial customers can make purchases through www.autozonepro.com. AutoZone does not derive revenue from automotive repair or installation.
Media: Ray Pohlman
Financial: Brian Campbell
About Memphis Area Legal Services, Inc.
Memphis Area Legal Services, Inc. (MALS) is a nonprofit law firm that provides free civil legal assistance to eligible individuals in Shelby, Tipton, Fayette and Lauderdale counties in West Tennessee. MALS will celebrate 50 years of service to the community in 2020. MALS receives federal funds from the Legal Services Corporation along with state and local funding, donations, grants and contracts. There are more than 800 attorneys, law students, paralegals, mediators and others who regularly volunteer their time and talents to ensuring access to justice through MALS in partnership with the staff and board. For more information, visit www.malsi.org.
Matthew Jones – Directory of Advocacy/General Counsel