Atlanta, GA (November 6, 2007) - - The Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta, an organization that matches lawyer volunteers with local nonprofits in need of free legal counsel, presented its 2007 Law Firm of the Year Award to Seyfarth Shaw LLP for its contributions of time and legal expertise in helping Atlanta area nonprofits.
Seyfarth Shaw, LLP, one of America’s leading full-service law firms, has been involved with Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta since its inception, by providing the organization with both volunteers and donations. In the past year alone, 20% the attorneys in Seyfarth Shaw’s Atlanta office handled a combined fifteen matters and presented five workshops on employment law.
“It is an honor and a privilege to be recognized by the Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta for our support of their organization,” noted Paul P. Baisier, partner in Seyfarth Shaw’s Atlanta office and Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta Advisory Board Member. “Because we are among many other thoughtful and committed firms that provide legal counsel and services to non-profit agencies that otherwise could not afford such assistance, we consider ourselves in very good company in support of a terrific cause.”
The awards were presented during the volunteer appreciation reception for Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta. The event, held on October 17, was hosted by The Coca-Cola Company and Federal Home Loan Bank Atlanta and held at the New World of Coca-Cola.
In its two years, Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta has assigned and supported over 360 volunteer transactional lawyers in aiding over 200 nonprofit clients on about 400 legal matters. With support from leading corporations and law firms in the Atlanta area, Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta plans to continue to grow and provide new resources to help local nonprofits with their legal needs.
About Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta
Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta, Inc. is a tax-exempt public charity whose mission is to make it as easy and enjoyable as possible for transactional lawyers at corporations and law firms to provide valuable pro bono services for nonprofit agencies serving the public interest in Metropolitan Atlanta.
The Partnership serves community-based nonprofits whose primary purpose is to operate ongoing programs or activities that benefit low-income or disadvantaged individual sin Metropolitan Atlanta. In order to be eligible, the nonprofit agency must be unable to pay for legal services without significant impairment of program resources. The Partnership matches eligible organizations with volunteer attorneys from the leading corporations and law firms in Atlanta.
For more information about Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta, please visit www.pbpatl.org.
About Seyfarth Shaw
Seyfarth Shaw has over 725 attorneys located in nine offices throughout the United States including Chicago, New York, Boston, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Sacramento as well as Brussels, Belgium. Seyfarth Shaw provides a broad range of legal services in the areas of labor and employment, employee benefits, litigation and business services. The firm’s practice reflects virtually every industry and segment of the country’s business and social fabric. Clients include over 200 of the Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, newspapers and other media, hotels, health care organizations, airlines and railroads. The firm also represents a number of federal, state, and local governmental and educational entities. For more information, please visit www.seyfarth.com.