Mendel Colbert & Associates, Inc. donates hundreds of hours to the Alaska Pro Bono Program, providing free legal services to low-income Alaskans. The firm received the Pro Bono Service award from the Alaska Bar Association in 2000. Allison Mendel has twice received the ACLU Liberty Award, in 1998 and 2007. The 2007 award was shared with the other co-chairs of Alaskans Together.
Members of the firm also donate their time to Bar Association activities. Lori Colbert served as the co-chair of the Alaska Bar Family Law Section for eight years, and currently serves on the Council, Membership Benefit Committee and Diversity Committee of the American Bar Association Family Law Section. Allison Mendel served two terms on the Alaska Bar Board of Governors, and on the Bar Examiners Committee. She is currently on the Lawyers Fund Client Protection Committee and serves as Special Bar Counsel. John Sherman is currently serving as co-chair of the Alaska Bar Family Law Section.