Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Sehrish Siddiqui was recognized with the W.J. Michael Cody Access to Justice Award from Memphis Area Legal Services (MALS). In addition to her successful corporate law practice, Sehrish has dedicated many hours of pro bono support to various causes in the community. For the past several years she has led the firm’s initiative, “Give a Little, Help a Lot” pro bono clinic for low income seniors in the Memphis community. Applying her legal experience, Sehrish offers pro bono services for various nonprofit organizations including MALS, Community Legal Center and many others. In addition, she has served on the boards of various local and national nonprofit institutions.
The prestigious W.J. Michael Cody Access to Justice Award is given each year to a lawyer in Shelby County, Tennessee, who has provided outstanding service and leadership to MALS and its clients. In selecting a recipient, MALS considers many qualities and factors, ranging from hours of service donated, complexity and/or time commitment of pro bono cases accepted, and general support for the mission of MALS.