January 28, 2020
The S.C. Bar recognized Ogletree Deakins attorney Fred Suggs, left, and Columbia partner George Cauthen for their pro bono service.
COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Bar Association has recognized Columbia partner George Cauthen for his leadership and service to their pro bono program.
Cauthen is an active member of multiple nonprofit boards and associations. He is a member of the S.C. Bar’s House of Delegates. He serves on the South Carolina Legal Services Board. He has chaired countless committees for other boards and associations dedicated to pro bono and assisting the homeless and poverty stricken both in the state and nationally. Prior to joining Nelson Mullins in 1990, he was credited with being one of the co-founders of the SC Bar Pro Bono Program. After joining the firm, he became a leading advocate for the firm’s Pro Bono Program and helped lead it to recognition as one of the top pro bono programs in the country.
Cauthen has been a tireless defender of those less fortunate and works regularly to ensure their legal needs are met. He has been on the front lines in establishing homeless courts. These work to ensure that individuals, regardless of income, find and stay in sustainable housing. Cauthen works with the S.C. Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission to establish the homeless courts around the state.
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