Bass, Berry & Sims is honored to be recognized for its pro bono efforts as a 2021 Champion of Justice by the Memphis Bar Association (MBA). Each year the MBA’s Access to Justice Committee recognizes judges, attorneys, law firms, legal departments, and law students who have displayed a commitment to pro bono service and the pursuit of access to justice. The Access to Justice Committee is a partnership between the Memphis Bar Association, Memphis Area Legal Services, the Community Legal Center and private attorneys with the mission to provide legal aid and education to under resourced members of our community.

The firm’s pro bono efforts recognized by this award include our work with Advance Memphis to provide legal support for individual entrepreneurs, with International Paper’s Signature Pro Bono Initiative to obtain criminal expungements, and with Neighborhood Preservation, Inc. to support stable communities.

“It is a joy to celebrate those that freely give their time and talents to help the most vulnerable in our community,” says Access to Justice Committee Chair Danielle Woods. “This year’s Champions of Justice all exemplify what it means to ensure that everyone has access to justice.”

This year’s awards will be presented at the MBA Access to Justice Committee CLE and Awards Ceremony via Zoom on October 29.