Local law firm receives State Bar of Georgia Pro Bono Business Award
Monday, June 11, 2012
- Organization: State Bar of Georgia
- Source: Georgia
Savannah – Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP was honored by the State Bar of Georgia Access to Justice Committee and Pro Bono Project with the 2012 A Business Commitment Pro Bono Business Award, presented during the State Bar’s annual meeting on June 1.
The A Business Commitment Award is presented by the State Bar of Georgia Access to Justice Committee and the Pro Bono Project to honor the business law pro bono contributions of an individual lawyer, corporate legal department or law firm to the nonprofit community and community economic development sector in Georgia.
The State Bar of Georgia presented the 2012 A Business Commitment Award to Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP for its deep commitment to pro bono business legal services for the nonprofit sector as evidenced by the many pro bono business law matters handled by the firm’s lawyers on behalf of dozens of nonprofits serving diverse communities. In addition to providing thousands of hours of free legal services in direct representation of nonprofits with legal needs, the firm has also provided legal trainings to nonprofit managers and board members and substantive law training to pro bono lawyers wishing to assist nonprofits with legal issues.
The firm was also commended for its dedication to professionalism and to quality pro bono legal services for nonprofits that make Georgia communities a better place to live. Henry Walker, the firm’s new managing partner, accepted the award on behalf of the firm.
The State Bar of Georgia, with offices in Atlanta, Savannah and Tifton, was established in 1964 by Georgia’s Supreme Court as the successor to the voluntary Georgia Bar Association, founded in 1884. All lawyers licensed to practice in Georgia belong to the State Bar. Its more than 43,000 members work together to strengthen the constitutional promise of justice for all, promote principles of duty and public service among Georgia’s lawyers, and administer a strict code of legal ethics.