David Esquivel Authors Article on New Pro Bono Model

November 5, 2014

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney and Pro Bono Committee Chair David Esquivel authored the article “A New Model for Pro Bono: The ‘Pillar Firm'” that was included in the American Bar Association’s Consumer Financial Services Committee Newsletter (Fall 2014 issue). The article outlines a new model for pro bono that several firms in the state have adopted to increase attorney involvement in pro bono programs. Through the new model, law firms pick subject matter areas in high demand by Legal Aid clients (debt, landlord-tenant, etc.) and through targeted training, become the subject matter experts in that area of law. That firm would become the “go-to” pro bono firm for that subject and work internally in collaborative teams on a case. To read more about the Pillar Firm approach, read David’s full article here.