Tiffany M.
Graves

Pro Bono Counsel, Bradley

Reimagining Pro Bono with Community Lawyering

For underserved populations, having a lawyer who understands the community is crucial. Therefore, when attorneys from law firms participate in one-off pro bono projects, they miss the opportunity to understand the individual and collective challenges of the communities they’re serving.

What if we reimagined pro bono in a way that embedded lawyers in communities? What if they worked collaboratively with the community to solve pressing legal issues and to build capacity to achieve transformative and sustainable change?

Tiffany Graves will examine how shifting pro bono work from law firm-driven initiatives to community-centered lawyering can empower communities and increase access to justice.

Speaker Bio

Tiffany Graves is an accomplished attorney and visionary leader with over 20 years of experience advocating for marginalized individuals and families. Her fight for equity and justice began while she was a student at the University of Virginia School of Law, where she was honored for logging the most pro bono hours of any graduating student.

After spending over four years in private practice, Tiffany led the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project and the Mississippi Access to Justice Commission. She now serves as the first-ever, national pro bono counsel for Bradley Arant Boult & Cummings LLP, a law firm with 10 offices in seven states.