PBP-Atl News

Continuing Government Shutdown Impacts Employers (Including Nonprofits)

Posted on January 18, 2019

The government shutdown has impacted some government agencies and services that are typically used by or interact with nonprofit employers. The purpose of this article is to inform you of the current situation involving various federal agencies with which you may have contact.

PBPA Board of Directors Welcomes New Members

Posted on December 18, 2018

Ellen Samuels and Anu Seam recently joined PBPA’s Board of Directors. Ellen is Law Vice President and Division General Counsel at NCR and Anu is Assistant Vice President-Senior Legal Counsel at AT&T.

Ellen Samuels has been advising our nonprofit clients on contracts since 2014. While Ellen has been interested in PBPA for many years, she was excited to finally start picking up projects when she moved with NCR from Dayton, Ohio to Duluth, and now Midtown. Her duties at NCR include supporting a broad range of technology transactions and legal challenges and overseeing a small global team of transactional technology lawyers. Previously she was a partner at a mid-sized law firm in Cincinnati, Ohio. She attended the University of Cincinnati for undergrad and law school. In addition to PBPA, Ellen is active in volunteering at Historic Norcross events and for the Orange Duffle Bag Foundation (a PBPA client).

“I am honored to be invited to join the PBPA Board. I love the organization’s mission and the value it provides to transactional lawyers and to the non-profits it serves,” said Ellen.

Anu Seam has been volunteering with PBPA for almost 10 years. She has also been on the cutting edge of technology and law for many years with extensive experience at AT&T, the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Communications Commission and the Minnesota Attorney General’s office. Anu supports AT&T’s Global Connections Management team and is responsible for negotiating complex domestic and international business contracts. She is also co-chair of AT&T’s Southeast Pro Bono Committee. She attended Delhi University Law Center and William Mitchell College of Law in Minnesota. In addition to PBPA, Anu is active with the Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association (Past President and Board Member) and with the Association of Corporate Counsel – Georgia Chapter (Past Board Member).
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Volunteer Shout Outs

Posted on December 14, 2018

To: Sara Weed, Paul Hastings
From: DeKalb Volunteer Lawyers Foundation

“Sara, this is perfect. Thank you so much for working so diligently on this project with me, and for taking the time to add so much more than I had even anticipated to make this a valuable and effective tool for our volunteers. It has been an absolute privilege to work with you and I can’t tell you enough how grateful I am for all that you’ve done for us.”

To: Creighton Frommer, RELX
From: United Food Force

“We’re very grateful for your guidance and information to ensure we have the best and legal representation of our food bank on the website. Your assistance is priceless! Based on this, we’re confident that this matter is completed.”

To: Felix Faerber, Baker Donelson
From: Circle of Friends

“I am grateful for you, your legal expertise, and the time and care you so graciously extended to Circle of Friends dissolution. Your guidance throughout this process allowed my team and me to stay focused on transitioning from the beloved community with grace, dignity, and excellent standing.

In twenty days, you helped us turn twenty years of service to children, community, and country into a legacy with the establishment of the Circle of Friends Impact Scholarship Fund through the Century Challenge at Boston University.”

To: Marla Nicholson, CDC Software
From: Family Resource Center

“Your time and expertise have been such a blessing to our agency. Our board and myself included, are truly excited to have such sound bylaws as our foundation. Thank you for partnering with us as we empower at-risk families so that every child will be able to grow up in a stable and nurturing home.”

To: Allen Nelson, Taylor English Duma
From: Soar As Eagles

“Soar As Eagles appreciate your support to our mission to empower the lives of women. The conflict of interest policy will help me stay in order as we build capacity. Thank you, I am so grateful.”

Client Profile: Community Guilds

Posted on December 14, 2018

Community Guilds is an Atlanta-based nonprofit committed to closing inequities and catalyzing transformation by providing experiential learning to teachers and students. The core program of Community Guilds, STE(A)M Truck, has been on the road since 2013. STE(A)M Truck is a mobile makerspace that provides a rigorous, experiential learning-based curriculum to students from 4 years old to teen. STE(A)M stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. The program offers students opportunities to get their hands dirty and build things using tools and technology.

Community Guilds collaborates with local schools and teachers to run STE(A)M Truck. The typical program lasts for 20 days, but there are also 1-day to 120-day programs, tailored to the needs of the school. Community Guilds targets Title 1 schools – schools with a high percentage of students from low-income families. The nonprofit has served 11,525 students so far this year. Community Guilds especially encourages female students to participate. According to Executive Director Jason Martin, Community Guilds wants to empower female students in STEM and change the male stereotype of STEM degrees.

Jason wants to spread the word about Community Guilds and have more schools to participate in the STE(A)M Truck program in the future. The organization is also developing a high school apprenticeship program to expose teenagers to different STEM careers, like drone operation.

Community Guilds has been a client of Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta since 2013. Jason shared “Rachel [Spears] serves as our guardian angel. She provides very important guidance and support. All of the attorneys who have given their resources also help us a lot with our developments.”

Many PBPA volunteer attorneys have assisted Community Guilds with legal matters ranging from drafting contracts with their school partners to drafting background check policies and revising bylaws, including T. Brian Green of Buckley Beal, David Gevertz of Baker Donelson, Suhail Seth and Matt McGrath of Nelson Mullins, Margaret Kochuba of Qiagen, Tom Rawls, retired from AT&T, Nancy Prager of Prager Law, Calvin Jellema of Kutak Rock, Sonya Madison of BrightShare Consulting, Jeff Friedman of Arnall Golden Gregory, Alexandra Greene Kennelly of Paul Hastings, Rachel Gervin of Sage Software, Lynn Scott of Polsinelli, Marc Rhee of Ken David & Associates, Noelle Abastillas of Kilpatrick Townsend, Matt Drain of Law Office of Matthew Drain, Ian Calhoun of Alston & Bird, Andrew Regan, David Roth, and Jarrod Loadholt.

Our 2018 Volunteer List

Posted on December 14, 2018

Thank you to the 713 attorney volunteers (as of December 14) who gave our nonprofit clients pro bono advice, so far in 2018! We could not have done it without you! Click here to add your name to the list below!

A. Michael (Mike) Lee
Aba Rogers
Adam Fitzsimmons
Adam Marshall
Alan Bakowski
Alan Hastings
Alan Rosselot
Alana Kirkland
Alex Barnett
Alex Drummond
Alex Holt
Alex Meier
Alex Smith
Alex Strang
Alexa Pisczak
Alexandra Kennelly
Alexia Noble
Alexis Simpson
Alfred Lurey
Ali Stimac
Alina Lee
Alisha Gibson
Alison Bazinet
Alison Boyer
Alison Haddock Hutton
Alison Musto LeVasseur
Alistair McMaster
Alla Raykin
Allen Nelson
Allie Smith
Ally Rajic
Allysa Hopson
Alvin Johnson
Alyson Pirio
Amanda Busse
Amanda Cooper
Amanda Langston
Amanda Norcross
Amanda Witt
Amber Greenaway
Ami Rodrigues
Amy Allen
Amy Jensen
Amy Jones
Amy Kluesner
Amy McCullough
Andrea Novak
Andrea Peters
Andrew Booth
Andrew Leba
Andrew Mullen
Andrew Yates
Andria Beeler-Norrholm
Andy Immerman
Andy Locker
Andy Much
Angel Wang
Angela Vadala
Angelica Guerra
Anita Bala
Ann Minor
Anna Halsey
Anna Holcombe
Anna Saraie
Anne Blitch
Anne Compton-Brown
Anne Cox-Johnson
Anne Hicks
Antoine Gary
Anu Seam
Anyssa Williams
Ariel Fenster
Arthur Gambill
Ashley Chalmers
Ashley Halfman
Ashley Miller
Ashley Pruitt
Ashna Zaheer
Audra Dial
Austin Dailey
Austin Mills
Austin Padgett
Ava Conger
Ayanna Crockett
Ballard Yelton
Barbara Miller
Baylie Fry
Ben Barkley
Ben Shapiro
Benjamin Briggs
Benjamin Fink
Benjamin Han
Benjamin Martin
Bert Brannen
Bess Hinson
Beth Jones
Bethani Oppenheimer
Betsy Burns
Betsy Griswold
Bill Pauly
Bill Roche
Bill Zawrotny
Bisi Adeyemo
Bob Edwards
Bob Stevens
Brandon Moulard
Brandon Van Balen
Branson Lee
Brent Gilfedder
Brent Houk
Brian Fielden
Brian Galison
Brian Gamsey
Brian Holmes
Brian Leslie
Briley Brisendine
Brittany Cassell Raway
Brooke Belisle
Brooke McGuffey
Brooke Parris
Bruce Sarkisian
Bryan Brum
Bryan Skeen
Bryan Stillwagon
C. Brad Flynt
Caela Abrams
Calvin Jellema
Candace Rodriguez
Cara Melenyzer
Carly Smith
Carol Starnes
Carol Williamson
Carole Loftin
Caroline Brown
Caroline Wood
Carolyne Hilton
Cass Hollis
Catherine Klein
Catherine McClellan
Chad Almy
Chanel Patrick
Charles (Chuck) McDonald
Charles Hodges
Charles Thimmesch
Charles Vaughn
Charlie Kearns
Charlie Suessmith
Charmaine Mech
Chi Gettig
Chris Arbery
Chris Balch
Chris Baugher
Chris Mann
Chris Richardson
Chris Underwood
Christina Braisted Rogers
Christina Meddin
Christopher Chan
Chuqin Xing
Cindy Ruback
Claire Alexander
Colony Canady
Constance Brewster
Corbin Kennelly
Corey Goerdt
Cory Barker
Courtney Majors
Craig Friedman
Creighton Frommer
Crystal Enekwa
Crystal Genteman
Curtis Arnold
Curtis Romig
Damian Georgino
Dan Brown
Dan Hart
Dan Mohan
Daniel Beale
Daniel Grucza
Daniel Kingsley
Daniel Nisenson
Daniel Rollman
Dara Mann
Dara Redler
Darryl Davis
Da-Shon Dixon
David Bouchard
David Freda
David Gevertz
David Kelly
David Kirk
David Reed
David Sirna
David Steele
David Stewart
Davis Riddle
Deanna Dixon
Debbie Brown
Deborah Ausburn
Deepa Subramanian
Delbert Winn
Delia Hobbs
Dena Hong
Derek Gilliam
Derrick Parker
Destiny Washington
Devin Gordon
Diane Prucino
Don Prather
Donna Keeton
Donovan Potter
Dorian Kennedy
Dougie Barnard
Douglas Newell
D’Ree Cooper
Ebony Hayes
Edgar Callaway
Edwin Garrison
Eleanor deGolian
Eleanor Kasper
Elimu Kajunju
Elisabeth Shepard
Elizabeth Lester
Elizabeth Newton
Elizabeth Noe
Elizabeth O’Connell
Elizabeth Spivey
Ellen Grant
Ellen Samuels
Elliot Watts
Elliott Coward
Emily Avant
Emily Borna
Emily Breece
Emily Hootkins
Emily Prince
Emily Schifter
Emily Whitaker
Eric Berardi
Eric Magnus
Erica Svoboda
Erik Belenky
Erin Fortney
Erin Reeves McGinnis
Erinn Robinson
Evan Pontz
Evie Hightower
Faith Knight Myers
Felicia Xu
Felix Faerber
Flo O’Neal
Forrest Neal
Frank Chen
Frank DeMelfi
Frank Landgraff
G. Campbell Irving
Gabby Fulton
Gail Gunnells
Gary Bunce
Gautam Huded
Gautam Reddy
Genevieve Razick
George Akers
George Reinhardt
George Sewell
Gerry Williams
Glenn Lyon
Glenn Williams
Graham Jones
Grant Cohen
Guanming Fang
Guinevere Christmann
Halli Cohn
Hannah Hope
Hannah Loo
Harrison Roberts
Hayley Ambler
Heather Howdeshell
Helen Weinstein
Hill Jeffries
Honore Hishamunda
Ian Calhoun
Isaac Dolgovskij
Isaac Yilma
Isabella Lee
Isabelle Dinerman
Ivor Longo
Jack Stapleton
Jacki Green
Jacob Stewart
Jade Gilstrap
Jake Schwartz
Jakeema Bascoe
James (Jim) Johnson
James Alexander
James Lamberth
James Rusert
James Trigg
James Wolf
Jamie Cohen
Jamie Graham
Jamie Konn
Jamila Hall
Jan Davidson
Jana Korhonen
Janice Island
Jasmine Cobbs
Jasmine Lowe
Jason Bernstein
Jason Chang
Jason Fletcher
Jason Howard
Jason Huff
Jason McCoy
Jay Ruby
Jeanene Jobst
Jeff Connell
Jeff Glaser
Jeff Handler
Jeff Holt
Jeffrey Douglass
Jeffrey Harrison
Jeffrey Kirsh
Jeffrey Murray
Jennifer Bassett
Jennifer Goldstein
Jennifer Gruber
Jennifer Manning
Jennifer Riley
Jennifer Schumacher
Jennifer Woodruff
Jenny Lambert
Jenny Sabo
Jessica Borgert
Jessica Clay
Jessica Hunt
Jessica Keenum
Jessie Kimball
Jill Termini
Jill Wasserman
Jim Demetry
Jim Leonard
Joanna Sutton
Joanne Schwartz
Jody Rhodes
Joe Freeman
Joel Bradley
Joel Rogers
John Alden
John Bowler
John Dirico
John Griffee
John Harbin
John Meyer
John Mills
John Monroe
John Senical
John Sharpe
Jon Neiditz
Jon Parness
Jonathan Giesen
Jonathan Mond
Jon-Peter Kelly
Jordan Smart
Joseph Brock
Joseph Holahan
Josh Hess
Josh Kirschner
Joshua Richey
Josie Harris-Walton
Judith Watkins
Judy Roman
Julia Pozo
Julie Franki
Julien Dumont
Kabir Uddin
Kacy Goebel
Kaeley Brown
Kaitlyn Pettet
Kara Ong
Karen Shelton
Karissa Blyth
Kasia Hebda
Kate Ippen
Katelyn Fredericks
Katherine Lewis
Katherine Siuta O’Shea
Kathryn Hauch
Kathryn Hutton
Kathy Solley
Katie Balthrop
Katie Barton
Katie Wroten
Katrina Hodges
Katrina Quicker
Katy Smallwood
Kaylan Meaza
Kedrick Eily
Kelley Gass
Kelly Vidal
Kelsey Donnalley
Kelsie Willett
Ken Barr
Ken Zirkman
Kevin Coy
Kevin Gooch
Kimberly Haynes
Kimberly Justus
Kirk Domescik
Kirsten Rodrigues
Kitty Cohen
Kristie Piasta
Kristin Aquino-Pham
Kristin Crall
Kristin Ray
Kristina Griffin
Kristina Thomas
Kurt Lentz
Kyle Cunnion
Kyle Ricketts
Kyle Wamstad
Kyllan Kershaw
Lachena Grant
Lansing Lee
Latasha Bumpers
Laura Bogan
Laura Brickell
Laura Gardner
Laura Kees
Laura Phillips
Laurin McDonald
Laurisa Curran
Lawrence Kasmen
Leah Braukman
Leah Singleton
Leanna Degenhart
Lee Barkley
Lee Discher
Len Riepe
Lesley O’Neill
Lillian Martin
Lindsay Henner
Lindsay Jones
Lindsey Gearhart
Lindsey Mann
Lindsey Perry
Lisa Godwin
Lisa Sharp
Lisa Stockard
Liz Buckley
Liz Wheeler
LK Greenbacker
Logan Thore
Lohr Beck-Kemp
Lorrin Stone
Lou Barbieri
Louis Herrera Jr.
Louis Isaf
Luanna Petti
Lucas Andrews
Lucas Asper
Maayan Lattin
Mack Heller
Madison Marcus
Madison Pool
Madison Roberts
Mae Manupipatpong
Maki DePalo
Mantas Valiunas
Marcus Powers
Margaret Scott
Maria Repokis
Marianna Faircloth
Marion Tilson
Maritza Badio
Maritza Knight Winfunke
Mark Keenan
Mark Moore
Mark Padilla
Marla Nicholson
Marquetta Bryan
Marsha Bailey
Marshall Barton
Marshall Sanders
Marty Heller
Mary Benton
Mary Claire Smith
Mary Grace Gallagher
Mary Loudermilk
Matt Carlucci
Matt McGrath
Matt Strumph
Matthew Howell
Matthew Morrison
Matthew Nesbitt
Matthew Yungwirth
Maureen Sullivan
Mauricia Allen
Maxwell Mauldin
Meagan Griffin
Megan Cambre
Megan Quinn
Meghan Rachford
Melanie Walker
Melissa Prusock
Melissa Siegelman
Melissa Yost
Melodee Henderson
Meredith Boudin
Meredith Kincaid
Meredith Shaughnessy
Meredith Silliman
Michael Bertelson
Michael Bishop
Michael DelGaudio
Michael Green
Michael Gurion
Michael Henson
Michael Hobbs, Jr.
Michael Kerman
Michael Mannino
Michael Petrov
Michael Rodgers
Michael Rubinger
Michael Tippett
Michael Williford
Michele Madison
Michele Stumpe
Michelle Chastain
Michelle Johnson
Michelle Licht
Michelle Marchiony
Michelle Wilco
Mike Barry
Mike Breslin
Mike Pavento
Mike Shetterly
Mike Stevens
Mindy Doster
Mindy Simon
Mollie Davis
Molly Brophy
Nancy Kumar
Nathan Gruber
Nedom Haley
Neil Ginn
Neil Mulcahy
Nick DuPuis
Nickolas Kitchens
Nicole Pierce
Nikola Malcolm
Nkoyo-Ene Effiong
Norm Sawyer
Oliver Drose
Ope Adebanjo
Parker Stephens
Patrick Becker
Patrick Costello
Patrick Reagin
Patrick Ryan
Patrick Seamens
Paul Fancher
Paul Kennedy
Pedro Dorado
Pelham Wilder IV
Penny Wofford
Peter Anderson
Peter Dean
Peter Schillawski
Phil Gura
Philip Cooper
Phillip Skaliy
Puja Vadodaria
Rachael Reed
Rachel Erdman
Rachel Fox Weitz
Rachel Neufeld
Rachel Port
Rakesh Parekh
Ramsey Kazem
Raquel Crump
Rayne Towns
Rebecca Davis
Rebecca DeCarlo
Rebecca Nocharli
Rebecca Strickland
Rebekah McCorvey
Reggie Williamson
Reginald O’Shields
Rena Kelley
Rhona Reynolds
Richard Brody
Richard Litwin
Richard Rosenblatt
Rick McMurtry
Rob Ellis
Robert Benson
Robert Crewdson
Robert Curylo
Robert Dumbacher
Robert King
Robert Lewis
Robert Lockwood
Robert Moore Jr.
Robert Sills
Robin Sangston
Robyn Farmer
Ronan Doherty
Ryan Kerr
Ryan Langel
Ryan Schneider
Sade Tidwell
Sakia DeLaney
Samantha Busch
Samara Pals-Cramer
Samuel Wilmoth
Sara Fon Miller
Sara Weed
Sarah Bangs
Sarah Good
Sarah Holland
Sarah Jamison
Sarah Jurkiewicz
Sarah Loya
Sarah Quattrocchi
Sarah Stephens
Sawyer Duncan
Scott Burton
Scott Edwards
Scott Voelker
Scott Wagner
Sean Bedford
Shaila Manjiyani
Shane Lord
Shannon Cox
Shefali Lakhani
Shequitta Parker
Shereen Baban
Shiriki Cavitt
Shola Omojokun
Sidney Simms
Sonya Madison
SoRelle Brown
Spencer Pryor
Stacey Keegan
Stacey Mohr
Stacy Epps
Stacy Ingram
Stacy Shanley
Stasia Broadwater
Steffan Finnegan
Stephanie Aferiat
Stephanie Driggers
Stephanie Godfrey
Stephanie Thomson
Steve Cummings
Steve Park
Steven Kennedy
Steven Palmer
Steven Press
Steven Wong
Stuart Neiman
Suhail Seth
Sumaya Ellard
Suzanne Alford
Suzanne Russo
Sydney Hu
Talmadge Infinger
Tamaron Houston
Tarrah Smith
Tashwanda Pinchback Dixon
Ted Boehm
Ted Solley
Tera Doak
Terri Stewart
Terry Carroll
Theresa Clark
Thomas Federico
Thomas Spillman
Tim David
Timothy Holdsworth
Timothy Phillips
Tina Galbraith Gooch
Toby Butler
Todd Benson
Todd Butler
Todd Goodwin
Todd Williams
Tony Jones
Tressa Copenhaver
Trey O’Callaghan
Trey Stephens
Tristen Waite
Umarah Ali
Val Rusk
Valerie Barney
Valerie King
Vera H. Powell
Victoria Nsikak
Virginia Carron
Vita Zeltser
Wendy Godfrey
Whitney Garrett Smith
Will Gaines
Will Jordan
William Baucom
William Ponder
William Rothschild
Wright Dempsey
Yamilee MacKenzie
Yvonne Williams-Wass
Zach Eyster
Zack Peffer

Volunteers Guide PD Gladiators Through a Successful Merger

Posted on September 28, 2018

Discovering that you have Parkinson’s Disease can be devastating. Larry Kahn knows first-hand; his own diagnosis came in 2010. PD is an incurable, progressive neurological disease and, until five years ago, most people receiving this diagnosis viewed it as a death sentence. To Larry, an author and corporate attorney, the thought of slowing down didn’t sit well. Then he discovered something that was not widely known: emerging research suggested vigorous exercise can combat Parkinson’s progression and improve quality of life.

In January 2014, with this knowledge in hand, Larry founded PD Gladiators. Its mission: combat Parkinson’s with vigorous exercise. The organization developed a network of independent fitness instructors, including the YMCA of Metro Atlanta, who take specialized training and offer fitness classes modified for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease that are both effective in treating the disease and sustainable. Classes include non-contact boxing, tai chi, yoga, dance and general fitness. Through the exercise programs, participants across Greater Atlanta become connected to others managing the disease. This support network is another critical component of PD Gladiator’s success.

In the summer of 2014, PD Gladiators became a Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta client. Over the next few years, Senior Corporate/Tax Counsel Robyn Miller and PBPA volunteers advised Larry and PD Gladiators on worker classification, contracts and liability releases with local fitness providers, fundraising and sponsorship agreements, and volunteer management.

In 2016, PD Gladiators approached PBPA about merging with a national organization that serves people with Parkinson’s. It was a good prospect for advancing the mission with additional resources and program support. PBPA enlisted Brian Galison, Christie Jones, and Jay Collins from Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough to guide Larry and his board through the process. Unfortunately, the merger fell through when the two organizations could not agree to terms.

Larry approached PBPA a year later with the prospect of another merger with a different national Parkinson’s organization. The original Nelson Mullins team jumped into action and within 12 months the two organizations worked out their terms and successfully merged. Now PD Gladiators is a program of the Parkinson’s Foundation. Larry will continue to serve on the Parkinson’s Foundation’s local Advisory Council and to serve the Parkinson’s community.

As the merger was being finalized, Larry wrote to Brian Galison and Christie Jones at Nelson Mullins, “I cannot express enough my gratitude, which is shared by our Board of Directors, for your pro bono assistance and to Nelson Mullins and Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta for facilitating your good work. You have guided me through two of these transactions in the last couple of years with patience, expertise, humor and kindness, and you never made me feel less important than a paying client, although I have tried my best not to take unfair advantage of your generosity. Thank you for everything–your efforts have saved a program that hundreds of people with Parkinson’s disease love and have made my efforts over the past five years lasting and worthwhile.”

Volunteer Shout outs

Posted on September 28, 2018

To: Rena Kelley, TBC Corporation
From: Boy with a Ball

“Thank you so much, Rena, for your hard work. You were a delight and we are so appreciative of your skill, your talent and your heart.”

To: Ryan Kerr, Arnall Golden Gregory
From: Ruth’s Cottage

“We finalized our newly revised Financial Operational Policies and Procedures Manual with a new section of “Gift Acceptance”, thanks to your help. It did take a while to get our committee together and moving on this but we finally have what we feel is a much better plan for receiving gifts properly. Your help was also so timely as we conduct our capital campaign for a new building and just this week a local supporter of ours has donated a 10K Wolf Oven and Range for the new building! We have clear direction on exactly how to handle such a gift, thanks to you Ryan.”

To: Lisa Morchower, Berman Fink Van Horn P.C.
From: Resource Center for Community Action

“On behalf of the Resource Center for Community Action and staff, we are more than grateful for the time that you have put in to resolve the shed matter in Rockdale county. There were many times I wanted to scream but you never gave up the fight to find legal solutions. Thank you for all you’ve done. You are a GREAT attorney!”

To: Mark Padilla, Cox Communications
From: Urban Recipe

“Mark has been such a great person to help us. I know you all know this but the way your volunteers help the nonprofit world is so important. It really makes a huge difference for small organizations like ours to know that we have someone who we can get high quality, professional advice from.”

To: Ballard Yelton, Troutman Sanders
From: Towaliga CASA

“Thank you so much for sending Ballard our way. He was very patient with me and did his best on our behalf even though we were a pro bono case. Words are inadequate to express our gratitude for all involved.”

Our 2018 Volunteer List

Posted on September 28, 2018

Thank you to the 581 attorney volunteers (as of September 28) who gave our nonprofit clients pro bono advice, so far in 2018! We could not have done it without you! Click here to add your name to the list below!

Adam Fitzsimmons
Alan Bakowski
Alan Hastings
Alan Rosselot
Alana Kirkland
Alex Barnett
Alex Drummond
Alex Holt
Alex Meier
Alex Smith
Alex Strang
Alexa Pisczak
Alexandra Kennelly
Alexia Noble
Alexis Simpson
Alfred Lurey
Ali Stimac
Alina Lee
Alisha Gibson
Alison Bazinet
Alison Boyer
Alison Musto LeVasseur
Alistair McMaster
Alla Raykin
Allen Nelson
Allie Smith
Ally Rajic
Allysa Hopson
Alyson Pirio
Amanda Busse
Amanda Cooper
Amanda Langston
Amanda Norcross
Amanda Witt
Amber Greenaway
Ami Rodrigues
Amy Allen
Amy Jensen
Amy Jones
Amy Kluesner
Amy McCullough
Andrea Novak
Andrea Peters
Andrew Leba
Andrew Yates
Andy Immerman
Andy Much
Anita Bala
Anna Holcombe
Anna Saraie
Anne Compton-Brown
Anne Cox-Johnson
Anne Hicks
Antoine Gary
Anu Seam
Anyssa Williams
Ariel Fenster
Arthur Gambill
Ashley Chalmers
Ashley Halfman
Ashley Miller
Ashley Pruitt
Ashna Zaheer
Audra Dial
Austin Dailey
Austin Mills
Austin Padgett
Ava Conger
Ayanna Crockett
Ballard Yelton
Baylie Fry
Ben Barkley
Ben Shapiro
Benjamin Briggs
Benjamin Fink
Benjamin Han
Benjamin Martin
Bert Brannen
Bess Hinson
Beth Jones
Bethani Oppenheimer
Betsy Burns
Betsy Griswold
Bill Pauly
Bill Roche
Bill Zawrotny
Bisi Adeyemo
Bob Edwards
Bob Stevens
Brandon Moulard
Brandon Van Balen
Branson Lee
Brent Gilfedder
Brian Fielden
Brian Galison
Brian Holmes
Brian Leslie
Brittany Cassell Raway
Brooke Belisle
Brooke McGuffey
Brooke Parris
Bruce Sarkisian
Bryan Brum
Bryan Skeen
Bryan Stillwagon
C. Brad Flynt
Caela Abrams
Calvin Jellema
Candace Rodriguez
Carly Smith
Carol Starnes
Carol Williamson
Carole Loftin
Caroline Brown
Cass Hollis
Catherine Klein
Chad Almy
Chanel Patrick
Charles (Chuck) McDonald
Charles Hodges
Charles Thimmesch
Charles Vaughn
Charlie Kearns
Charlie Suessmith
Charmaine Mech
Chris Balch
Chris Baugher
Chris Mann
Chris Richardson
Chris Underwood
Christina Braisted Rogers
Christina Meddin
Christopher Chan
Chuqin Xing
Cindy Ruback
Colony Canady
Constance Brewster
Corbin Kennelly
Corey Goerdt
Craig Friedman
Creighton Frommer
Crystal Enekwa
Crystal Genteman
Curtis Arnold
Damian Georgino
Dan Brown
Dan Hart
Dan Mohan
Daniel Beale
Daniel Grucza
Daniel Kingsley
Daniel Nisenson
Daniel Rollman
Dara Mann
Dara Redler
Darryl Davis
Da-Shon Dixon
David Gevertz
David Kelly
David Reed
David Steele
Davis Riddle
Debbie Brown
Deborah Ausburn
Deepa Subramanian
Delbert Winn
Derek Gilliam
Derrick Parker
Destiny Washington
Devin Gordon
Diane Prucino
Don Prather
Donovan Potter
Dorian Kennedy
Douglas Newell
D’Ree Cooper
Ebony Hayes
Edgar Callaway
Edwin Garrison
Eleanor deGolian
Eleanor Kasper
Elisabeth Shepard
Elizabeth Lester
Elizabeth Newton
Elizabeth Noe
Elizabeth O’Connell
Elizabeth Spivey
Ellen Samuels
Elliot Watts
Elliott Coward
Emily Avant
Emily Borna
Emily Breece
Emily Hootkins
Emily Prince
Emily Schifter
Emily Whitaker
Eric Berardi
Eric Magnus
Erica Svoboda
Erin Fortney
Evan Pontz
Evie Hightower
Faith Knight Myers
Felicia Xu
Felix Faerber
Flo O’Neal
Forrest Neal
Frank Chen
G. Campbell Irving
Gail Gunnells
Gary Bunce
Gautam Huded
Gautam Reddy
Genevieve Razick
George Akers
George Sewell
Gerry Williams
Glenn Lyon
Glenn Williams
Grant Cohen
Guinevere Christmann
Halli Cohn
Hannah Hope
Hannah Loo
Harrison Roberts
Hayley Ambler
Heather Howdeshell
Helen Weinstein
Hill Jeffries
Honore Hishamunda
Ian Calhoun
Isaac Yilma
Isabella Lee
Isabelle Dinerman
Ivor Longo
Jack Stapleton
Jacob Stewart
Jade Gilstrap
Jake Schwartz
Jakeema Bascoe
James Alexander
James Lamberth
James Trigg
James Wolf
Jamie Konn
Jamila Hall
Jan Davidson
Jana Korhonen
Janice Island
Jasmine Cobbs
Jason Bernstein
Jason Fletcher
Jason Howard
Jason Huff
Jason McCoy
Jeanene Jobst
Jeff Connell
Jeff Glaser
Jeff Holt
Jeffrey Douglass
Jeffrey Kirsh
Jeffrey Murray
Jennifer Bassett
Jennifer Goldstein
Jennifer Gruber
Jennifer Manning
Jennifer Schumacher
Jennifer Woodruff
Jenny Lambert
Jenny Sabo
Jessica Borgert
Jessica Clay
Jessica Hunt
Jessica Keenum
Jill Termini
Jill Wasserman
Jim Demetry
Jim Leonard
Joanna Sutton
Joel Rogers
John Alden
John Bowler
John Griffee
John Harbin
John Meyer
John Mills
John Senical
Jon Neiditz
Jonathan Giesen
Jonathan Mond
Jon-Peter Kelly
Jordan Smart
Joseph Brock
Joseph Holahan
Josh Hess
Josh Kirschner
Joshua Richey
Josie Harris-Walton
Judith Watkins
Judy Roman
Julia Pozo
Julien Dumont
Kabir Uddin
Kacy Goebel
Kaeley Brown
Kaitlyn Pettet
Kara Ong
Karen Shelton
Kasia Hebda
Katelyn Fredericks
Katherine Lewis
Kathryn Hauch
Kathy Solley
Katie Balthrop
Katie Barton
Katrina Hodges
Katrina Quicker
Katy Smallwood
Kaylan Meaza
Kedrick Eily
Kelley Gass
Kelsey Donnalley
Kelsie Willett
Ken Barr
Kevin Coy
Kevin Gooch
Kimberly Haynes
Kimberly Justus
Kirk Domescik
Kristie Piasta
Kristin Aquino-Pham
Kristin Crall
Kristin Ray
Kristina Griffin
Kristina Thomas
Kurt Lentz
Kyle Cunnion
Kyllan Kershaw
Lachena Grant
Latasha Bumpers
Laura Bogan
Laura Brickell
Laura Gardner
Laura Kees
Laura Phillips
Laurisa Curran
Lawrence Kasmen
Leah Braukman
Leah Singleton
Leanna Degenhart
Lee Barkley
Lee Discher
Len Riepe
Lesley O’Neill
Lillian Martin
Lindsay Henner
Lindsay Jones
Lindsey Gearhart
Lindsey Mann
Lindsey Perry
Lisa Godwin
Lisa Sharp
Lisa Stockard
Liz Buckley
Liz Wheeler
LK Greenbacker
Logan Thore
Lohr Beck-Kemp
Lou Barbieri
Louis Isaf
Luanna Petti
Lucas Asper
Maayan Lattin
Mack Heller
Madison Marcus
Madison Pool
Madison Roberts
Mae Manupipatpong
Maki DePalo
Marcus Powers
Margaret Scott
Maria Repokis
Marianna Faircloth
Marion Tilson
Maritza Badio
Maritza Knight Winfunke
Mark Keenan
Mark Moore
Mark Padilla
Marla Nicholson
Marquetta Bryan
Marsha Bailey
Marshall Barton
Marshall Sanders
Marty Heller
Mary Benton
Mary Claire Smith
Mary Grace Gallagher
Mary Loudermilk
Matt Carlucci
Matt McGrath
Matt Strumph
Matthew Howell
Matthew Nesbitt
Matthew Yungwirth
Maureen Sullivan
Mauricia Allen
Megan Cambre
Megan Quinn
Meghan Rachford
Melanie Walker
Melissa Prusock
Melissa Siegelman
Melissa Yost
Meredith Boudin
Meredith Kincaid
Meredith Shaughnessy
Meredith Silliman
Michael Bertelson
Michael Bishop
Michael DelGaudio
Michael Gurion
Michael Henson
Michael Hobbs, Jr.
Michael Kerman
Michael Petrov
Michael Rubinger
Michael Tippett
Michael Williford
Michele Madison
Michele Stumpe
Michelle Johnson
Michelle Licht
Michelle Marchiony
Michelle Wilco
Mike Barry
Mike Breslin
Mike Lee
Mike Pavento
Mike Shetterly
Mike Stevens
Mindy Simon
Mollie Davis
Nancy Kumar
Nathan Gruber
Nedom Haley
Neil Ginn
Nick DuPuis
Nicole Pierce
Nikola Malcolm
Nkoyo-Ene Effiong
Norm Sawyer
Oliver Drose
Ope Adebanjo
Patrick Becker
Patrick Costello
Patrick Seamens
Paul Fancher
Pedro Dorado
Penny Wofford
Peter Anderson
Phil Gura
Philip Cooper
Rachael Reed
Rachel Erdman
Rachel Fox Weitz
Rachel Neufeld
Rachel Port
Rakesh Parekh
Ramsey Kazem
Raquel Crump
Rayne Towns
Rebecca DeCarlo
Rebecca Strickland
Rebekah McCorvey
Reggie Williamson
Reginald O’Shields
Rena Kelley
Rhona Reynolds
Richard Brody
Richard Litwin
Rick McMurtry
Rob Ellis
Robert Crewdson
Robert Curylo
Robert Dumbacher
Robert Lewis
Robert Lockwood
Robert Moore Jr.
Robert Sills
Robin Sangston
Ronan Doherty
Ryan Kerr
Ryan Langel
Ryan Schneider
Sade Tidwell
Samara Pals-Cramer
Samuel Wilmoth
Sara Fon Miller
Sara Weed
Sarah Bangs
Sarah Holland
Sarah Jamison
Sarah Jurkiewicz
Sarah Loya
Sarah Quattrocchi
Sarah Stephens
Sawyer Duncan
Scott Burton
Scott Edwards
Scott Voelker
Scott Wagner
Sean Bedford
Shaila Manjiyani
Shane Lord
Shannon Cox
Shefali Lakhani
Shereen Baban
Shiriki Cavitt
Shola Omojokun
Sidney Simms
Sonya Madison
SoRelle Brown
Spencer Pryor
Stacey Keegan
Stacey Mohr
Stacy Epps
Stacy Ingram
Stacy Shanley
Stasia Broadwater
Steffan Finnegan
Stephanie Aferiat
Steve Cummings
Steve Park
Steven Kennedy
Steven Wong
Stuart Neiman
Suhail Seth
Sumaya Ellard
Suzanne Alford
Suzanne Russo
Sydney Hu
Tamaron Houston
Tarrah Smith
Tashwanda Pinchback Dixon
Ted Boehm
Ted Solley
Terri Stewart
Terry Carroll
Theresa Clark
Thomas Federico
Thomas Spillman
Tim David
Timothy Holdsworth
Timothy Phillips
Tina Galbraith Gooch
Toby Butler
Todd Benson
Todd Butler
Todd Goodwin
Todd Williams
Tressa Copenhaver
Trey Stephens
Tristen Waite
Umarah Ali
Val Rusk
Valerie Barney
Valerie King
Vera H. Powell
Victoria Nsikak
Virginia Carron
Vita Zeltser
Will Gaines
William Baucom
William Rothschild
Wright Dempsey
Yamilee MacKenzie
Zach Eyster
Zack Peff

Volunteer Shout Outs

Posted on July 11, 2018

To: Jenny Case Sabo, Insight Global
From: Kids Video Connection, Inc.

“We appreciate you for volunteering your time and legal expertise to write the policies and procedures. Having legal and written documentation of all policies will help Kids Video Connection operate more effectively.”

To: Nkoyo-Ene Effiong, The Effiong Firm
From: GLISI

“Thank you for your tremendous generosity and willingness to share your talent with GLISI in service of our mission. We cannot be more grateful for your counsel and will strive every day to make your contribution of expertise and time pay off through effectively growing school and district leaders to give every Georgia child the opportunity to realize dreams for a bright future.”

To: Matt Gries, UPS
From: North Fulton Community Charities

“On behalf of North Fulton Community Charities, I want to thank you for your legal assistance with a revision and update of NFCC’s Articles of Incorporation and our Bylaws. I’m happy to report that our Board approved the updates in February and we received notice today the State approve the updated articles in May.

We appreciate your willingness to undertake this project and your promptness and patience in response to our questions.”

To: Scott Edwards, King & Spalding
From: Team Maggie

“I spoke with Scott Edwards this morning and went over the Conflict of Interest document he drew up for Team Maggie. We are very happy to have this in place and can not thank you (Pro Bono Partnership) and Scott Edwards enough for all you have done to help us put best practices in place.”

To: Lee Berkley, Jones Day
From: Sheltering Grace Ministry

“Thank you for your patience and your assistance with this manual. I have finally received feedback from all concerned and it is good. A few of the numbers have been changed but the manual is approved and is being implemented.

We are so blessed to have the service of volunteers like yourself, we could not afford to have this done, and we thank you and wish you continued success in all that you do.”

Our 2018 Volunteer List

Posted on July 11, 2018

Thank you to the 448 attorney volunteers (as of July 11th) who gave our nonprofit clients pro bono advice, so far in 2018! We could not have done it without you! Click here to add your name to the list below!

Adam Fitzsimmons
Alan Bakowski
Alan Hastings
Alan Rosselot
Alana Kirkland
Alex Drummond
Alex Holt
Alex Meier
Alex Smith
Alex Strang
Alexa Pisczak
Alexandra Kennelly
Alexis Simpson
Alfred Lurey
Alisha Gibson
Alison Bazinet
Alison Boyer
Alistair McMaster
Alla Raykin
Allen Nelson
Allie Smith
Allysa Hopson
Alyson Pirio
Amanda Langston
Amanda Witt
Amber Greenaway
Ami Rodrigues
Amy Allen
Amy Jensen
Amy Jones
Amy McCullough
Andrea Novak
Andrea Peters
Andrew Yates
Andy Immerman
Andy Much
Anita Bala
Anna Holcombe
Anna Saraie
Anne Compton-Brown
Anne Cox-Johnson
Anne Hicks
Antoine Gary
Anu Seam
Ariel Fenster
Arthur Gambill
Ashley Chalmers
Ashley Halfman
Ashley Miller
Ashley Pruitt
Audra Dial
Austin Padgett
Ava Conger
Ayanna Crockett
Ballard Yelton
Baylie Fry
Ben Barkley
Ben Shapiro
Benjamin Briggs
Benjamin Fink
Benjamin Han
Benjamin Martin
Bert Brannen
Bess Hinson
Beth Jones
Betsy Burns
Bill Zawrotny
Bisi Adeyemo
Bob Edwards
Bob Stevens
Brandon Moulard
Brandon Van Balen
Branson Lee
Brent Gilfedder
Brian Fielden
Brian Galison
Brian Holmes
Brian Leslie
Brooke Parris
Bruce Sarkisian
Bryan Skeen
Bryan Stillwagon
C. Brad Flynt
Caela Abrams
Carly Smith
Carol Starnes
Carol Williamson
Caroline Brown
Cass Hollis
Catherine Klein
Chad Almy
Chanel Patrick
Charles (Chuck) McDonald
Charles Hodges
Charles Thimmesch
Charles Vaughn
Charlie Kearns
Charlie Suessmith
Charmaine Mech
Chris Balch
Chris Mann
Chris Richardson
Christina Braisted Rogers
Christina Meddin
Christopher Chan
Chuqin Xing
Colony Canady
Constance Brewster
Corbin Kennelly
Craig Friedman
Creighton Frommer
Crystal Enekwa
Crystal Genteman
Curtis Arnold
Damian Georgino
Dan Brown
Daniel Beale
Daniel Grucza
Daniel Rollman
Dara Mann
David Kelly
David Reed
Davis Riddle
Debbie Brown
Deborah Ausburn
Delbert Winn
Derrick Parker
Devin Gordon
Diane Prucino
Don Prather
Donovan Potter
Dorian Kennedy
Douglas Newell
D’Ree Cooper
Edgar Callaway
Edwin Garrison
Elisabeth Shepard
Elizabeth Lester
Elizabeth Newton
Elizabeth Noe
Elizabeth O’Connell
Elizabeth Spivey
Ellen Samuels
Elliott Coward
Emily Avant
Emily Borna
Emily Breece
Emily Prince
Emily Schifter
Emily Whitaker
Eric Berardi
Eric Magnus
Erica Svoboda
Erin Fortney
Evan Pontz
Evie Hightower
Faith Knight Myers
Felicia Xu
Felix Faerber
Flo O’Neal
Forrest Neal
Frank Chen
G. Campbell Irving
Gail Gunnells
Gary Bunce
Gautam Huded
Gautam Reddy
Genevieve Razick
George Akers
Gerry Williams
Glenn Lyon
Glenn Williams
Grant Cohen
Guinevere Christmann
Halli Cohn
Hannah Hope
Hannah Loo
Harrison Roberts
Heather Howdeshell
Helen Weinstein
Hill Jeffries
Honore Hishamunda
Ian Calhoun
Isaac Yilma
Isabella Lee
Isabelle Dinerman
Jack Stapleton
Jacob Stewart
Jade Gilstrap
Jake Schwartz
Jakeema Bascoe
James Lamberth
James Trigg
Jamie Konn
Jan Davidson
Jana Korhonen
Janice Island
Jasmine Cobbs
Jason Bernstein
Jason Fletcher
Jason Howard
Jason Huff
Jason McCoy
Jeanene Jobst
Jeff Glaser
Jeff Holt
Jeffrey Douglass
Jeffrey Kirsh
Jeffrey Murray
Jennifer Gruber
Jennifer Manning
Jennifer Schumacher
Jennifer Woodruff
Jenny Lambert
Jenny Sabo
Jessica Clay
Jessica Hunt
Jill Wasserman
Jim Demetry
Jim Leonard
Joel Rogers
John Bowler
John Griffee
John Harbin
John Meyer
John Mills
John Senical
Jon Neiditz
Jonathan Giesen
Jonathan Mond
Jon-Peter Kelly
Jordan Smart
Joseph Brock
Joseph Holahan
Josh Hess
Josh Kirschner
Joshua Richey
Josie Harris-Walton
Judith Watkins
Judy Roman
Julia Pozo
Julien Dumont
Kabir Uddin
Kaitlyn Pettet
Kara Ong
Karen Shelton
Kasia Hebda
Katelyn Fredericks
Katherine Lewis
Kathryn Hauch
Kathy Solley
Katie Balthrop
Katie Barton
Katrina Hodges
Katrina Quicker
Kaylan Meaza
Kedrick Eily
Kelley Gass
Kelsey Donnalley
Ken Barr
Kevin Coy
Kevin Gooch
Kimberly Haynes
Kimberly Justus
Kirk Domescik
Kristie Piasta
Kristin Aquino-Pham
Kristin Crall
Kristina Griffin
Kyllan Kershaw
Laura Brickell
Laura Gardner
Laura Kees
Laura Phillips
Lawrence Kasmen
Leah Braukman
Leah Singleton
Leanna Degenhart
Lee Barkley
Lee Discher
Len Riepe
Lesley O’Neill
Lillian Martin
Lindsay Henner
Lindsay Jones
Lindsey Gearhart
Lindsey Mann
Lisa Godwin
Lisa Stockard
Liz Wheeler
Lou Barbieri
Louis Isaf
Luanna Petti
Lucas Asper
Maayan Lattin
Madison Pool
Madison Roberts
Marianna Faircloth
Marion Tilson
Maritza Knight Winfunke
Mark Padilla
Marquetta Bryan
Marsha Bailey
Marshall Barton
Marshall Sanders
Marty Heller
Mary Benton
Mary Claire Smith
Matt Carlucci
Matt McGrath
Matt Strumph
Matthew Yungwirth
Maureen Sullivan
Melanie Walker
Melissa Prusock
Melissa Siegelman
Melissa Yost
Meredith Boudin
Meredith Shaughnessy
Meredith Silliman
Michael Bertelson
Michael Bishop
Michael DelGaudio
Michael Gurion
Michael Hobbs, Jr.
Michael Petrov
Michael Rubinger
Michael Tippett
Michael Williford
Michele Madison
Michele Stumpe
Michelle Johnson
Michelle Licht
Michelle Marchiony
Mike Breslin
Mike Lee
Mike Shetterly
Mike Stevens
Mindy Simon
Mollie Davis
Nancy Kumar
Nathan Gruber
Nedom Haley
Neil Ginn
Nick DuPuis
Nikola Malcolm
Nkoyo-Ene Effiong
Oliver Drose
Ope Adebanjo
Patrick Becker
Patrick Costello
Patrick Seamens
Paul Fancher
Pedro Dorado
Penny Wofford
Phil Gura
Philip Cooper
Rachael Reed
Rachel Erdman
Rachel Fox Weitz
Rachel Port
Rakesh Parekh
Ramsey Kazem
Rayne Towns
Rebecca DeCarlo
Rebecca Strickland
Reggie Williamson
Rena Kelley
Rhona Reynolds
Richard Brody
Richard Litwin
Rick McMurtry
Rob Ellis
Robert Crewdson
Robert Curylo
Robert Dumbacher
Robert Lewis
Robert Lockwood
Robert Sills
Ryan Kerr
Ryan Langel
Ryan Schneider
Sade Tidwell
Samara Pals-Cramer
Sara Fon Miller
Sara Weed
Sarah Bangs
Sarah Holland
Sarah Jamison
Sarah Jurkiewicz
Sarah Loya
Sarah Quattrocchi
Sarah Stephens
Scott Edwards
Scott Voelker
Shaila Manjiyani
Shannon Cox
Shefali Lakhani
Shereen Baban
Shiriki Cavitt
Shola Omojokun
Sidney Simms
Sonya Madison
SoRelle Brown
Spencer Pryor
Stasia Broadwater
Steffan Finnegan
Steve Cummings
Steve Park
Steven Kennedy
Stuart Neiman
Suhail Seth
Suzanne Alford
Suzanne Russo
Tamaron Houston
Tashwanda Pinchback Dixon
Ted Boehm
Ted Solley
Terri Stewart
Terry Carroll
Theresa Clark
Thomas Federico
Tim David
Timothy Holdsworth
Timothy Phillips
Tina Galbraith Gooch
Toby Butler
Todd Benson
Todd Butler
Todd Goodwin
Todd Williams
Tressa Copenhaver
Trey Stephens
Umarah Ali
Val Rusk
Valerie Barney
Valerie King
Vera H. Powell
Victoria Nsikak
Virginia Carron
Vita Zeltser
Will Gaines
William Baucom
William Rothschild
Wright Dempsey
Yamilee MacKenzie
Zach Eyster