The State Bar of Georgia’s annual Pro Bono Awards have been announced. The State Bar Access to Justice Committee and the State Bar Pro Bono Project recognize dedicated pro bono lawyers and civil pro bono programs that create new and innovative ways to provide civil legal services to poor and marginalized communities.
The annual State Bar of Georgia Pro Bono Awards will be presented during the State Bar of Georgia Annual Meeting on Friday, June 3rd in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
This year’s honorees include H. Sol Clark Pro Bono Award co-recipients, Macon attorney Thomas F. Richardson, of Chambless Higdon Richardson Katz Griggs, LLP, and Jeffery J. Nix, of Troutman Sanders LLP. The William B. Spann Jr. Award will be presented to the Georgia Asylum & Immigration Network. Valerie King of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC will receive the A Business Commitment Pro Bono Award. The Dan Bradley Award recipient for 2011 is James Phillip “Phil” Bond, the managing attorney of the Macon Regional Office of Georgia Legal Services Program.
During the Annual Meeting, stop by the Pro Bono Booth in the State Bar Meeting conference exhibitors’ area. This year, the Pro Bono Project will be in the exhibitors’ area to offer pro bono information and host the Bar Conference Internet Cafe. Stop by and register for prizes– and pick up a handful of the traditional pro bono Georgia peanut packets!
Join us as well for the joint State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division and Pro Bono Fun Run on Friday morning, June 3rd. Fun Run finishers receive a one-of-a kind Fun Run Tee.
The annual Pro Bono Bloody Mary Reception, honoring the memory of H. Sol Clark, the “father of legal aid in Georgia,” will be held at noon on Saturday, June 4th immediately following the Board of Governors Board Meeting.
Read more and register for the State Bar Meeting here.