Smith Anderson Recipient of the Volunteer of the Month Honor for Pro Bono Efforts

January 30, 2007

The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina (Food Bank) honored Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan (Smith Anderson) with its Volunteer of the Month award.

Jane Cox, President and CEO of the Food Bank, recently informed the Firm of this recognition. In her letter, Ms. Cox expressed special appreciation for the pro bono legal services provided by several firm lawyers in connection with a lease for one of its warehouses. Firm lawyers Mike Weddington, Cliff Brinson and Steve Mason worked on the particular project in question.

"We very much appreciate the recognition Food Bank provided to our lawyers donating their time," said Rose Kenyon, Chair of Smith Anderson's Pro Bono Committee. "We take seriously our obligation to provide pro bono legal services to the poor, or to organizations like the Food Bank that assist the poor. It is an honor to be able to support an organization like the Food Bank that serves such an important need in our community."

Smith Anderson lawyers and staff regularly provide pro bono services in many other ways, including representing clients referred by Legal Aid of North Carolina and providing services to non-profit organizations. In addition, firm lawyers and staff are active in a variety of civic and community organizations throughout the Triangle.

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