October 09, 2023
(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) — Attorney Devin Bates was honored with the Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award in the large firm category at the Arkansas Access to Justice Month Kickoff event on October 5. The event was organized by the Arkansas Access to Justice Commission to celebrate Access to Justice Month in Arkansas.
Devin was honored for providing an outstanding level of pro bono service demonstrated by his commitment to assist underserved populations in Arkansas. In the past three years, Devin has provided 541 hours of pro bono service. In addition, he encourages other Mitchell Williams attorneys to undertake pro bono work and actively recruits other attorneys, particularly Associates, to engage in work on his pro bono cases. Throughout the cases, Devin coaches Associates and helps them gain practical litigation experience. It also enlists Associates in pro bono service early in their careers.
Devin is a trial lawyer with experience in complex litigation including business matters, intellectual property disputes, constitutional litigation and products liability actions. He represents clients in conflicts involving governmental agencies and in administrative proceedings. Devin also represents schools, advising clients to find practical, clear, and comprehensive solutions to difficult challenges.
About Arkansas Access to Justice
In 2003, the Arkansas Access to Justice Commission was formed. Since then, the Commission has undertaken initiatives to expand pro bono recruitment and participation, implement court assistance projects, effect changes to statutes and court rules that impact access to justice, educate the public about the need for civil legal aid, and increase financial resources available to provide legal assistance to low-income Arkansans.
About Mitchell Williams
Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. is a full-service law firm providing strategic, comprehensive legal counsel for everything from day-to-day needs to the most complex, specialized business matters. Established in 1954, the firm has offices in Little Rock, Rogers and Jonesboro, Arkansas and Austin, Texas. For more information, visit MitchellWilliamsLaw.com.