Gov. Deal To Speak At Atlanta Bar's Celebrating Service Luncheon
Annual event spotlights legal community's unsung heroes and their pro bono and service projects
The Atlanta Bar Association's sixth annual Celebrating Service luncheon once again will spotlight Georgia's unsung legal heroes who lead by example in their commitment to serving others in our community.
The 90-minute awards program will begin at noon Oct. 18 at the Piedmont Driving Club. A pro bono fair precedes the luncheon at 11 a.m.
Governor Nathan Deal—this year's recipient of the bar's Public Service Award for his leadership in criminal justice and juvenile justice reform—will speak during the luncheon.
The Celebrating Service program was founded by Hunton & Williams partner and past Atlanta Bar president Rita Sheffey as an opportunity to publicly celebrate the lawyers who devote so much of their time and energy to serving others.
"We hope that people plan to come early to attend the pro bono fair," Sheffey said. "Lawyers can connect with more than 20 legal service providers, all of which are in need of lawyers to volunteer their time. These providers represent a broad spectrum of different types of pro bono services, ranging from the environment to criminal justice to the arts. There is something to fit everyone's interests."
In addition to the Atlanta Bar Association's service awards, Atlanta Legal Aid and Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation will present their awards.
Here is a full list of the award recipients by organization:
Atlanta Bar Association
Pro Bono Award—Real Estate Section for its continuing work providing pro bono legal services to unrepresented residential landlords in Fulton County state and magistrate courts.
Community Service Award—Women in the Profession Section for its partnership with Forever Family, an organization that provides services to children with incarcerated parents.
Public Service Award—Governor Nathan Deal for his leadership in criminal justice and juvenile justice reform.