May 23, 2023
This series is aimed at bringing attention to Nelson Mullins attorneys who are committed to pro bono work as a part of their role at the Firm.
We are pleased to shine a light on Baltimore partner Mary C. Biscoe-Hall for her pro bono work! Mary is a dogged advocate for our pro bono clients, making sure that their rights are upheld in a system that can feel daunting for average citizens. “It is our moral imperative as sworn officers of the Court to be stopgaps in the face of these gaping holes in our system,” Mary says.
Biscoe-Hall handles complex litigation in jurisdictions across the country. She has experience in the areas of commercial and business litigation, construction defect litigation, contract disputes, employment law, products liability defense, mass tort litigation, insurance defense, and class action litigation.
Describe a compelling pro bono matter in which you are involved.
It is impossible for me to only discuss one matter as I am currently working on two extremely compelling matters:
What is most meaningful to you about your engagement?
Our engagement gives a voice to those who likely would not have the platform or resources to advocate for themselves. It has become painfully apparent that the legal system is not meant to encourage accountability, transparency, or even ease of access for the average citizen. It is our moral imperative as sworn officers of the Court to be stopgaps in the face of these gaping holes in our system. The system is meant to work for the people and facilitate the just and fair result, not make it impossible for citizens to seek redress for wrongdoing.
What impact has this work had on you personally?
I am reinvigorated! While I enjoy my overall practice, my pro bono practice has reinvigorated my creativity and problem-solving mindset. In situations where I would have typically believed there was “no way out,” our team has found one. I have come to realize that there is always a way to address what is right. While the answer may not be written explicitly in the state rule book, sometimes you have to frame your concern in just the right way for the court to take notice and hear you out. It may not always be pretty, but all that matters is that it gets the job done.
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