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06.18.2009 Williams Mullen Dons Aprons for a Good Cause Williams Mullen is marking its 100 year anniversary in 2009. To honor the occasion, attorneys of the firm have pledged to complete 100 hours of community service or pro bono work before the end of 2009. This is the equivalent of well over 160,000 hours of service to the communities in which Williams Mullen has offices.

“There is no better way to thank our clients and our communities than to volunteer” said Julious “Joey” P. Smith, Chairman and CEO of Williams Mullen. “We have been blessed to have worked with clients that have embraced us and have allowed us to share in their successes. Our anniversary is a testament to the trust they have placed in us and our commitment to partnering with them. Our 100th anniversary is the perfect time to give back.”

As part of “Williams Mullen Days of Service,” attorneys and staff members alike have signed on for shifts to volunteer at the Shepherd’s Table Soup Kitchen on June 19th and July 22nd. Williams Mullen employees will don aprons and help to prepare, serve and clean up food for the nearly 300 patrons that are served daily at Shepherd’s Table.

In the Triangle area, Williams Mullen partner Elizabeth Scott led the firm’s effort to reach out to the Shepherd’s Table Soup Kitchen, where she is a board member. “The attorneys and staff are involved in a myriad of projects throughout the Triangle community but it is both a rewarding and bonding experience for us to pull together by volunteering at the Shepherd’s Table Soup Kitchen," said Scott.  "The leadership at Williams Mullen has always supported its attorneys in doing pro bono work and investing time in the community. We’re working to instill these values in our Summer Associates by having them participate in this event alongside our attorneys and staff members."

About Shepherd’s Table Soup Kitchen

The Shepherd's Table serves a nourishing hot mid-day meal to anyone who walks through the doors - no questions asked. Every person who comes to Shepherd’s Table is welcomed without regard to employment status, race, sex, age, color, national origin, religious preference, handicap or income.

Our offices, kitchen, and dining facilities are located in downtown Raleigh at the Church of the Good Shepherd. You are invited to visit us week days to observe the impact we have on others in need or volunteer your time and financial resources in support of this important community service. Please visit us online at www.shepherds-table.org/.