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Moran Reeves & Conn PC in Virginia prioritizes giving back to help close the justice gap
POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2022
The law firm of Moran Reeves & Conn PC in Virginia prioritizes pro bono, pledging sponsorship dollars and volunteering time to help close the justice gap.
The firm sponsored the Fresh Start breakfast in September 2022, raising awareness of the impactful work of the Central Virginia Legal Aid Society.
Taylor Brewer, Stewart Pollock, Lisa McMurdo, Katherine Morley, Shyrell Reed (pictured L-to-R)
- Moran Reeves Conn (MRC) pro bono chair Taylor Brewer serves on the board of directors of the Greater Richmond Bar Foundation, which connects volunteer attorneys with pro bono opportunities. She serves as the triage champion for pro bono protective orders, pairing volunteer attorneys – including several from MRC – with Richmond residents who need representation seeking protective orders.
- Taylor Brewer and Stewart Pollock are Moran Reeves Conn’s (MRC) representatives for Firms in Service, a network of private law firms and corporate law departments that work to increase the availability of pro bono legal services. Each member firm, including MRC, has committed to providing and reporting the hours its attorneys spend on pro bono work, which the Ethical Rules suggest should be 2% of the attorney’s total billable hours.
- Stewart Pollock, along with Katherine Morley, has helped people navigate the legal process of obtaining a final divorce decree, often bringing finality to those who have been physically separated for years, if not decades.
- Lisa McMurdo serves on the Legal Services Advisory Committee for the Black Family Land Trust. She and other volunteers have developed intake forms, attorney engagement and placement letters, and referral request forms, and currently are assisting with the hiring of a full-time legal services director.
- Shyrell Reed spends up to eight hours every month assisting congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses with real estate matters, such as resolving boundary line disputes, conducting research and providing advice about collecting on promissory notes, drafting real estate agreements, handling trusts and estate matters, and defending adverse possession claims.