Forty-five attorneys and law students answered questions through a virtual legal clinic from low-income community members throughout Entergy's service area in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.
The Financial Times recently recognized Entergy's in-house legal department as being among the most innovative in its annual North America Innovative Lawyers special report.
Thirty-four attorneys and law students, including Entergy counsel from seven offices, supported a virtual legal clinic created and organized by Entergy, answering questions submitted to freelegalanswers.org by low-income community members throughout Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.
Since 2012, the company’s legal pro bono program increased the commitment of company lawyers and paralegals to provide free legal assistance to some of the most vulnerable citizens living in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.
The company’s pro bono program supports such efforts as the Self Help Resource Center, which has helped thousands of unrepresented low-income and vulnerable domestic court litigants in the Greater New Orleans area.
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Low-income customers in Entergy Corp.’s utility territory in the Gulf South often need legal help they can’t afford, and the company’s legal organization has stepped up over the past five years to meet that need through pro bono work and other community service.