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Feb. 16, 2021

ABA Recognizes Nelson Mullins for Pro Bono Legal Services

The ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service has recognized Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP for its dedication to pro bono service through its 2020 participation in ABA Free Legal Answers. The committee annually recognizes individual attorneys, law firms, corporate law departments, and other organizations that have provided extraordinary pro bono services through ABA Free Legal Answers. 

Recognitions are given to those who have each answered 50 or more civil legal questions and firms/organizations that collectively answered 75 or more questions in the 2020 calendar year. The Nelson Mullins team answered 99 free legal questions in 2020.

“Through your firm’s exceptional pro bono service, you are helping to ensure that tens of thousands of low-income individuals across this country are receiving the legal help they deserve,” Committee Chair David F. Bienvenu wrote to the firm.

Nelson Mullins participants were June Lee, Stuart Russell, Shaina Stahl, Suzann Wilcox, Holly Collins, Virginia Gulde, Terry Costolo, Ashley Akins, Abigail Castleberry, Amelia Lant, Chelsea Barnes, Jonathan Todd, Valentin Arenas, William Hamilton, Ashley Wimberly, David Caforio, Kevin Fogle, Kelsie Willet, Seth Bloomfield, Mary Dovel, and Kelly Whitehart. is an online virtual legal clinic through which income-eligible clients can post civil legal services questions to be answered by pro bono attorneys from their jurisdiction. Currently, 38 jurisdictions are live for client access, and an additional seven jurisdictions have committed to participate.