Terrance Carroll Shines Light on Sherman & Howard’s Pro Bono Efforts with Law360

Sherman & Howard corporate and political attorney Terrance Carroll’s appointment as the firm’s pro bono coordinator was featured in Law360. In the article, Carroll discusses the firm’s goals of helping people seek justice through legal representation and the various pro bono projects the firm is involved in, including the Asylum Seeker Program with the Denver mayor’s office and the University of Colorado Law School’s Korey Wise Innocence Project.

Below is an excerpt from the article.

Carroll, who served as the 54th Speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives, said his political work has exposed him to a broad network of nonprofit and advocacy groups that serve “our most marginalized neighbors.”

“I plan to leverage those relationships and really try to expand our pro bono portfolio,” said Carroll, who was the first and only African American to serve as speaker of the House from 2003 to 2011.

“We really are trying to keep an eye on places where we can help folks achieve legal and social justice … and leverage the privilege that we have as lawyers to ensure that [a client’s] lack of ability to pay does not preclude them from seeking justice,” Carroll told Law360 on Wednesday.

Sherman & Howard attorneys are currently working with the Denver Mayor’s Office and other community groups to support the thousands of migrants who have come to Colorado in the past year, Carroll said. The firm’s lawyers also volunteer with the Korey Wise Innocence Project, a University of Colorado Law School project that advises people incarcerated for crimes they did not commit, among other projects, he said.

Read the full article HERE.