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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

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.”

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.”

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

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.”

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

Posted on July 10, 2018
A group volunteers and athletes in Alpharetta.

“Play tennis, make friends, live life” is the simple 3-prong motto that Special Populations Tennis Program abides by to enrich lives through the sport of tennis. “Special Pops Tennis” accomplishes this motto by providing free tennis training for children and young adults with intellectual disabilities, allowing them to be a part of the expansive tennis community in the Atlanta area and giving them skills and lifelong friendships.

Founded in 2005, Special Pops Tennis connected local tennis enthusiasts who had worked with Special Olympics with year-round coaching opportunities. The organization began with 26 athlete participants at three sites in Gwinnett, Fulton, and Cobb counties. Thirteen years later, Special Pops Tennis is making large strides in fulfilling its mission to provide life skills and friendships through the sport of tennis to more than 650 athletes at 15 sites. Tennis players from throughout the Metro Atlanta area volunteer with Special Pops Tennis and build relationships with the inspiring athletes.

Unfortunately, not all athletes interested in playing tennis have the immediate resources. As far as Special Pops Tennis is concerned, there should be no barriers between an athlete’s desire to play tennis and his or her ability to do so. The organization provides racquets and all other equipment for those who do not have their own, and even provides gently-worn athletic clothing and tennis shoes when needed.

Special Pops Tennis has multiple levels at which athletes can choose to participate. There are Spring Training Academies, where the athletes choose a tennis-related goal and the coaches work to ensure the athlete is able to meet his or her goal by the end of the training season. Athletes can choose to participate in Spring Training just for the sake of playing recreationally, or they can enroll to prepare for the Special Olympics Georgia Summer Games. Athletes can also participate in the Special Populations Unified Doubles (SPUD) Tennis League, which allows them opportunities to play on a doubles team with a “unified partner,” typically a traditional local tennis player, and compete against similarly-skilled athletes on other teams.

A group of athletes and volunteers at a tournament.

In addition to athletic training, Special Pops Tennis provides their athletes in Atlanta with opportunities to make friends not only in their own communities but also in other cities throughout the country. Coaches travel with the athletes to tournaments spanning the U.S., allowing the athletes to expand their friendships and explore new cities. The athletes are placed in tournament divisions according to the Special Olympics North America rating system and play similarly-skilled athletes. Recently, several organization members and athletes traveled to Montgomery, Alabama, where the athletes had a blast competing and made many new friends along the way. Parents are welcome to travel with their children to tournaments, but many parents who are familiar with the organization stay back and let their children travel with the coaches. Tournaments allow athletes to enhance their social skills, make friends, and build confidence through these new relationships; and travel experiences can be life-altering for many of the athletes.

A recent success came from the Special Olympics Georgia Summer Games, where an athlete competed after training with Special Pops Tennis for three years and won his division. This athlete was accepted to Clemson’s highly-selective adaptive curriculum program, which only accepts twelve students per school year. His parents wrote a heartfelt letter to Special Pops Tennis sharing that the organization had changed his life and provided him with life skills, confidence, and friendships that he would not have had otherwise.

As the Executive Director, Jim’s primary concern is finding ways and means for Special Pops Tennis to continue to grow strategically. His top priority is and always will be ensuring that the organization serves the athletes in a meaningful manner. His hope is to foster an inclusive organization with a strong foundation so that it can continue well beyond its current staff members. In every decision as the Executive Director, Jim pauses to ask “what is best for the athletes?” If it is not in their best interest, the choice is simple – it is not the right call.

A group of athletes and volunteers in Alpharetta.

Special Pops Tennis found out about Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta through the Georgia Center for Nonprofits and has been a client for two years. According to Executive Director Jim Hamm, this partnership has allowed Special Pops Tennis access to legal services that it either would have gone without or that would have greatly detracted from the organization’s ability to provide the highest quality experience for the athletes. Thanks in part to pro bono legal services, Special Pops Tennis was able to dedicate funding to opening 15 locations and now serves a far greater number of athletes than any other similar organization in the nation.

Jim feels indebted to his PBPA staff attorney, Lori Shapiro, sharing that “Lori has been terrific in guiding us through the process. All of the attorneys who have given their resources have been absolutely spot on in understanding who we are and bringing their expertise to the table to help us be more aligned with a best practice organization.”

Several PBPA volunteer attorneys have assisted Special Pops Tennis with legal matters ranging from drafting background check policies to registering trademarks, including Jason Bernstein of Barnes and Thornburg, Umarah Ali, Bill Zawrotny, and Patrick Baldwin of Jones Day, Alan Poole of Troutman Sanders, Ryan Behndleman of Kitchens New Cleghorn, Branson Lee of Alston & Bird, Kathryn Spencer of Southern Company, and Sawyer Duncan of King & Spalding.

Jim spotlighted Erin Reeves McGinnis from Nelson Mullins who helped create and refine Special Pops Tennis’ policy and procedure manual. Jim could not believe the effort Erin dedicated to the project and was overwhelmed by the quality of her work. Most importantly to Jim, she understood their mission so well that he felt as if she was a part of the Special Pops Tennis community.

Posted on April 27, 2018

The IRS is launching a sweeping effort to advise taxpayers about the importance of doing a “paycheck checkup” as soon as possible to ensure that they are withholding properly from their paychecks. It is highly recommended that employers, including nonprofit corporations, share this information with their employees as soon as possible. Please see this link for an article providing additional information you should share with your employees so they can determine if they are withholding correctly from their paychecks.

Posted on March 29, 2018

Many organizations seek to improve the lives of children. Yet few organizations attempt to achieve this important goal by proactively facilitating the creation of strong and supportive familial environments. This focus on the family is a hallmark of Lumpkin County Family Connection’s approach to ensuring that children are equipped to achieve in the classroom and in life.

Family Connection is a statewide initiative in Georgia, consisting of 159 community collaborative partnerships committed to making measurable improvements for children and families in Georgia. The organization has a large network within the state: every county has its own local Family Connection Collaborative Organization. At the county level, each Family Connection works with local schools, nonprofits and others to collect data about the issues confronting the community’s children and families. After analyzing the relevant data, Family Connection creates goals narrowly tailored to address the specific needs of the surrounding community. Lumpkin County Family Connection has responded to the needs of its community by pursuing two extremely important goals. First, Lumpkin County Family Connection facilitates the prevention of child abuse and neglect within the community. Second, the organization helps every child succeed in the classroom.

In pursuit of these goals, Lumpkin County Family Connection participates in several initiatives and programs. The organization helps to run a Family Advocacy Program which places an advocate in each elementary school within Lumpkin County. This family advocate works with at-risk children, creates a plan to assist them, and offers education to parents in both group and one-on-one settings.

The organization also participates in a school supplies drive, provides holiday gifts to disadvantaged children, and facilitates the delivery of food to children who have been identified as food insecure through the volunteer-run “Back Pack Buddies” program. Lumpkin County Family Connection also trains adults in the community and equips them to identify, handle and prevent incidents of sexual abuse through Stewards of Children. This endeavor has enjoyed great success in Lumpkin County. In fact, Stewards of Children of Lumpkin County was the first Stewards of Children affiliate to train 10% of the adults in the community on sexual abuse prevention.

Finally, Lumpkin County Family Connection helps to operate a mentor program that allows volunteers from the community to serve as role models for local children. The volunteers are required to go through extensive background checks and training and to spend at least 30 minutes of meaningful time a week with a child from their community.

Lumpkin County Family Connection became a PBPA client in April 2016 and participated in one of PBPA’s Legal Check Ups that same year. For Brigette Barker, the Director of Lumpkin County Family Connection, this was an incredibly valuable experience: “[m]y board chair and I really enjoyed participating in the nonprofit Legal Check Up. It was a great opportunity to identify our legal needs and develop a timeline and strategic plan around our needs.”

Volunteer attorneys including John Griffee, Rob LaPorta, Garland Reid, Dara Mann, Keilee Padgett, Reiko Feaver, Brennan Bolt, Matt Strumph, Montoya Ho-Sang and Tim Phillips have assisted Lumpkin County Family Connection by addressing questions related to fundraising and employment and by drafting contracts, board policies and documentation for volunteers.

Ms. Barker praised the caliber of the work produced by the volunteer attorneys, as well as the speed with which matters are resolved. Overall, Ms. Barker feels that her organization has reaped immense benefit from working with Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta and its cadre of professional, experienced, and quality volunteer attorneys.

Posted on March 27, 2018

Thank you to the 227 attorney volunteers (as of March 27th) 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!

Daniel Beale
Shaila Manjiyani
Marion Tilson
Luanna Petti
Mindy Simon
Isaac Yilma
George Akers
Anne Compton-Brown
Sidney Simms
Lillian Martin
Ashley Miller
Spencer Pryor
Donovan Potter
Bisi Adeyemo
Leanna Degenhart
Jordan Smart
Heather Howdeshell
Brandon Van Balen
Meredith Shaughnessy
Felix Faerber
Michael Gurion
Shereen Baban
Alla Raykin
Charlie Kearns
Elizabeth O’Connell
Ramsey Kazem
Laura Gardner
Michael DelGaudio
Michael Hobbs, Jr.
Rick McMurtry
Steven Kennedy
Jeffrey Douglass
Lesley O’Neill
Don Prather
Jason Huff
Rena Kelley
Anne Cox-Johnson
Damian Georgino
John Mills
Amy Allen
Bryan Skeen
Constance Brewster
Ashley Pruitt
Valerie King
Nedom Haley
Michael Williford
John Griffee
Tim David
Julia Pozo
Timothy Holdsworth
John Harbin
Robert Lockwood
Michelle Johnson
Suhail Seth
Marsha Bailey
Michael Bishop
Sara Weed
Kathy Solley
William Rothschild
Kristina Griffin
Katelyn Fredericks
Chris Mann
Amanda Langston
Bob Edwards
Devin Gordon
William Baucom
Zach Eyster
Alex Holt
Flo O’Neal
Isabella Lee
Amy Jensen
Shola Omojokun
Kathryn Hauch
Maureen Sullivan
Amy Jones
Vera H. Powell
Forrest Neal
Gerry Williams
Marshall Sanders
David Kelly
Katrina Quicker
Thomas Federico
Jeffrey Kirsh
Mollie Davis
Stuart Neiman
Catherine Klein
Tamaron Houston
Gary Bunce
Matthew Yungwirth
Maayan Lattin
Liz Wheeler
Michele Stumpe
Felicia Xu
Patrick Costello
Ryan Schneider
Ian Calhoun
Val Rusk
Leah Singleton
Brian Fielden
Sade Tidwell
Ted Boehm
Charlie Suessmith
James Lamberth
Jenny Lambert
Kasia Hebda
Frank Chen
Jeanene Jobst
Meredith Boudin
Karen Shelton
Lee Discher
Jenny Sabo
Matt Carlucci
Allie Smith
John Bowler
Todd Williams
Richard Litwin
Robert Dumbacher
Creighton Frommer
Douglas Newell
Leah Braukman
Patrick Becker
Patrick Seamens
Ayanna Crockett
D’Ree Cooper
Emily Prince
Katie Balthrop
Alyson Pirio
Mary Claire Smith
Cass Hollis
Meredith Silliman
Chris Balch
Jason Bernstein
Emily Breece
Alex Smith
Austin Padgett
Jennifer Gruber
Madison Roberts
Kelley Gass
Katrina Hodges
Alexandra Kennelly
Jacob Stewart
Penny Wofford
Chad Almy
Halli Cohn
Jakeema Bascoe
Todd Goodwin
Jana Korhonen
Jennifer Woodruff
Jonathan Giesen
Steffan Finnegan
Samantha Smith Lewis
Erin Fortney
Robert Crewdson
Wright Dempsey
Deborah Ausburn
Kelsey Donnalley
Gail Gunnells
Shannon Cox
Steve Cummings
Andy Much
Neil Ginn
Sarah Stephens
Melissa Siegelman
Alan Bakowski
Faith Knight Myers
Kaylan Meaza
Alexis Simpson
Sarah Holland
Antoine Gary
Theresa Clark
Charles Hodges
Ryan Kerr
Sarah Loya
Caroline Brown
Chanel Patrick
Charles (Chuck) McDonald
Carol Williamson
Baylie Fry
Dan Brown
Lee Barkley
Scott Voelker
Lisa Godwin
Philip Cooper
Glenn Lyon
Allysa Hopson
Joshua Richey
Kaitlyn Pettet
Brandon Moulard
Umarah Ali
Bill Zawrotny
Andrew Yates
Matt Strumph
Charles Thimmesch
Emily Avant
Lindsey Mann
Timothy Phillips
Alan Hastings
Scott Edwards
Rhona Reynolds
Jasmine Cobbs
Caela Abrams
Jessica Hunt
Suzanne Russo
Benjamin Martin
Pedro Dorado
Emily Borna
Ballard Yelton
Paul Fancher
Julien Dumont
Marianna Faircloth
Anna Holcombe
Jeffrey Murray
Erica Svoboda
Emily Schifter
Evan Pontz
Bert Brannen
Genevieve Razick
Joel Rogers
Samara Pals-Cramer
Andy Immerman
Marshall Barton
Lucas Asper
Victoria Nsikak
Marty Heller
Ashley Halfman
Hannah Loo
Vita Zeltser