Posted on November 30, 2010

The Association of Corporate Counsel-Georgia Chapter and King & Spalding teamed up this September to provide a unique fundraiser supporting the work of Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta. This year’s event combined CLE opportunities, cocktails, and a silent auction in the inaugural “CLE Jamboree.” The fundraiser was held on September 30th at King & Spalding and raised over $16,000 to support the Partnership. Additionally, the event helped Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta reach their $25,000 goal in the SunTrust Challenge. Rachel Epps Spears, Executive Director of the Partnership, remarked that “this year’s event exceeded my expectations.”

Over 100 attorneys attended the half-day CLE event which featured a keynote address by Paul Clement, Former Solicitor General of the United States. That evening, attendees were treated to a cocktail reception and silent auction.

While this year’s event featured a new CLE format, the fundraiser was actually the 4th annual ACC-GA event benefiting Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta. Past events featured golf and tennis tournaments and a spa day. In the past four years, ACC-GA has raised about $200,000 for the Partnership. “Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta is incredibly grateful to ACC-GA for its generous and loyal support of our work,” said Spears. “They have been our biggest cheerleaders and our largest single source of funding.”

Special thanks to Betsy Griswold, President of ACC-GA, and Paul Murphy of King & Spalding for taking the lead in organizing the event.