Posted on March 7, 2014

In 2013, over 575 attorneys volunteered for new matters with Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta! To see a full list of those who have volunteered, click here. Interested in volunteering? Click here for a current list of volunteer opportunities!

To: Todd Williams and Carly Regan of Turner Broadcasting
From: Urban Recipe
We cannot thank you enough for your labors through Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta for Georgia Avenue Community Ministry (now dba Urban Recipe!). Your work was timely and expert and you were most patient with my bumbling. I am also very aware that your gift to us of your time and expertize was a huge contribution to our work, as we do not have in-house lawyers and do not have the budget to afford the sort of valued guidance you gave to us. So we are most appreciative.

To: Melloney Douce of Rolta and Katy McConnell of Kilpatrick Townsend
From: Living Room, Inc.
We are truly grateful that gave so generously of your time – even cutting into your vacation in Europe to work on our policy. You have helped strengthen us as an organization, and have enabled us to focus on our mission related work. Thank you!

To: Ashley Halfman of Miller & Martin
From: Prevent Child Abuse Newton
I just want you to know what all of your efforts have meant to me, our former board members, and the community. Saying thank you seems such a poor phrase in this instance, but it is heartfelt.

To: Payal Cramer of McKenna Long & Aldridge
From: Side by Side Brain Injury Clubhouse
The generosity of you and McKenna Long & Aldridge allows organizations such as Side by Side to maintain our focus on serving those in need. We are so blessed to have a resource like Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta and your firm to help ensure that we are following best practices and protecting the organization from undue risk in areas in which we lack expertise.

To: Adam Ney and Michael Kerman of Sutherland
From: Sober Living America
Once again, we cannot thank you enough. Sober Living America is now providing housing and recovery services to over 150 people daily, and you make that possible! We are truly grateful to you guys and Sutherland, the work you do in the nonprofit community is outstanding.

Posted on November 14, 2010

Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta recently announced the appointment of Briley Brisendine to its Board of Directors. The staff and current board are happy to welcome Brisendine, who joined Home Depot in June 2003 after practicing at McKenna Long & Aldridge for seven years in the firm’s Securities and Corporate Governance group.


The Brisendine Family

Brisendine is currently serving The Home Depot as Vice President–Corporate Law and Associate General Counsel.

“Especially in tougher economic times, it is important for law firms and corporate in-house law departments to appreciate the breadth of both the nonprofits served and the opportunities available to do pro bono work through Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta.,” said Brisendine. “We need to continue to make sure people know how great of an organization it is from a management perspective too.”

Brisendine, as the former Chair of the Executive Committee of the Corporate Counsel section of the State Bar of Georgia, worked with attorneys who were doing work for Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta, and made a push at The Home Depot to get attorneys there more involved.

Under Brisendine’s leadership, the Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta is now one of the Home Depot Legal Department’s main philanthropic endeavors.

“The Home Depot was one of the founding sponsors of Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta in 2005,” said Rachel Epps Spears, Executive Director of Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta. “We were thrilled that Briley agreed to be our first board member from The Home Depot and the Partnership is already benefiting from his leadership skills.”

Briley and his wife, Elena Parent, welcomed their first son, Brooks, in February 2010.