Seniors at Orange Mound Senior Center Received Free Legal Services from Top Memphis Legal Professionals at 13th Annual Event
Memphis, Tenn., July 19, 2023 – Bass, Berry & Sims and AutoZone, in conjunction with Memphis Area Legal Services, Inc. (MALS), hosted the 13th annual “Give a Little, Help a Lot” pro bono clinic at Orange Mound Senior Center on Tuesday, July 18. At the event, 23 attorneys, paralegals and law students representing these renowned legal teams provided approximately 44 low-income senior citizens with free legal services.
“This event is a highlight for our firm that we look forward to each year and has helped hundreds of its residents since its inception 2009,” said Justin Starling, Member at Bass, Berry & Sims who attended this year’s clinic. “We so value the ability to take the time to provide pro bono services that help advance equality and access important legal services, and we are all grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with the inspirational legal teams at AutoZone and MALS through the years to provide important assistance to senior citizens of our community.”
Legal professionals from MALS, AutoZone and Bass, Berry & Sims have joined forces at the legal aid clinic since 2009 to provide seniors with imperative legal advice by assisting with the preparation of healthcare directives, durable power of attorney forms, advance care plans as well as last wills and testaments.
“This opportunity to provide seniors with legal guidance they may not have otherwise been able to access has been a true honor for our team over the past 13 years,” said Amber Hitchcock, Director, Real Estate Legal at AutoZone. “In addition to the excellent legal teams at Bass, Berry & Sims and Memphis Area Legal Services, we are extremely grateful to the amazing people at Orange Mound Senior Center for welcoming our teams to put on this annual event.”
“The teams at Bass, Berry & Sims and AutoZone’s legal department have been longstanding partners in this event and our ongoing commitment to providing access to justice for all in our community and beyond,” said Heather Staggs, Managing Attorney at MALS. “It is extremely gratifying to work with such great legal professionals and with the wonderful team at Orange Mound Senior Center each year, and we look forward to continuing this event years into the future.”
About Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
Bass, Berry & Sims is a national law firm with nearly 350 attorneys dedicated to delivering exceptional service to numerous publicly traded companies and Fortune 500 businesses in significant litigation and investigations, complex business transactions, and international regulatory matters. For more than 100 years, our people have served as true partners to clients, working seamlessly across substantive practice disciplines, industries and geographies to deliver highly-effective legal advice and innovative, business-focused solutions. For more information, visit www.bassberry.com.
As of May 6, 2023, the Company had 6,248 stores in the U.S., 713 in Mexico and 83 in Brazil for a total store count of 7,044.
AutoZone is the leading retailer and distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories in the Americas. 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. We also have commercial programs in the majority of our stores in Mexico and Brazil. AutoZone also sells the ALLDATA brand automotive diagnostic, repair and shop management 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. We also provide product information on our Duralast branded products through www.duralastparts.com. AutoZone does not derive revenue from automotive repair or installation services.
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 celebrated 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.