Lisa Borden has been licensed for 29 years and handles cases in Business. This attorney works in Birmingham, AL and attended Emory University School of Law.
Ms. Borden’s own pro bono legal work focuses on representation of indigent death row inmates in post-conviction proceedings, seeking to end abusive practices related to court fines and fees, and representation of the homeless as part of the Firm’s work with the Homeless Experience Legal Protection (HELP) program. Ms. Borden currently serves as chair of the Alabama Supreme Court’s Access to Justice Commission, and is a member of the Board of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and the Advisory Committee for the Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta. She is past-president of the Board of Directors of the Birmingham Volunteer Lawyers Program, and also previously served on the Boards of Directors of the Legal Aid Society of Birmingham and the Alabama Appleseed Center for Law and Justice.
In that capacity, Ms. Borden is responsible for overseeing the development, growth and administration of the Firm’s pro bono programs. Ms. Borden also serves as Assistant General Counsel, providing ethics, conflicts and professional responsibility advice and counsel to the Firm’s attorneys.
In addition, Ms. Borden practices in the areas of professional liability, employment law, employer resources and commercial litigation. She has frequently represented both public and private entities in class and collective actions in employment discrimination cases, as well as a variety of other business and commercial litigation contexts. Ms. Borden has extensive trial and appellate experience. Her employment-related experience includes litigation concerning employee selection procedures, including the validation of tests and other selection instruments under the EEOC’s Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures and the professional standards in the field of industrial and organization psychology.
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