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Pro Bono

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Awards & Recognition


At Alston & Bird we don’t engage in pro bono work for the recognition, but we are proud when we are recognized for the work we do that makes a difference in our community and in the lives of those in need.

For our outstanding work with BayLegal’s Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic in Redwood City, California, Alston & Bird received the 2011 Bay Area Legal Aid Pro Bono Leadership Award with special recognition going to Jackie Hughes for her dedication to service.

The firm was awarded the 2011 Atlanta Bar Association Law Firm Service Award in the Large Law Firm Category.
In recognition of the outstanding commitment to staffing the Georgia Senior Legal Hotline, Mary Benton, Cheryl Naja, Michelle Ashley, Betsy Macon, Dalia Selcis and Allison Madonia received the Innovations in Pro Bono Service Award from the Atlanta Legal Aid Society. In addition Alston & Bird was the 2011 Corporate Volunteer Atlanta IMPACT Award winner in the small to mid-size business category for work with the Hotline.

Mary Benton, Cheryl Naja, Michelle Ashley, Betsy Macon, Dalia Selcis and Allison Madonia received the Innovations in Pro Bono Service Award from the Atlanta Legal Aid Society.

Alston & Bird received the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation 2011 Award for the firm’s pro bono work in helping to strengthen global social entrepreneurship and improving the lives of the world’s poor and disenfranchised.

Jonathan Gordon, Cassandra Hooks and Leib Lerner received the ACLU of Southern California Religious Liberty Award.

Lisa Herman received the 2011 Spirit of Giving Award from the Tanner Medical Center for her tireless fundraising efforts in the fight against breast cancer.

The firm recognizes extraordinary pro bono legal services and work in the community by our lawyers and our staff. Each year, three deserving individuals are selected to receive one of the firm’s Pro Bono Awards. The awards include:

Philip H. Alston, Jr. Award - Given to the Alston & Bird attorney who contributes exemplary pro bono legal service to (a) low-income individuals or organizations in matters which are designed primarily to benefit or address the needs of low-income individuals; or (b) individuals or organizations in matters seeking to secure, protect, or promote justice, civil rights, civil liberties, public rights, or other needs with broad societal implications.

2013 Recipient – Adriene Lynch 

F.M. Bird Award - Given to the Alston & Bird attorney who contributes exemplary pro bono service to non-profit organizations, associations or corporations, including without limitation, charitable, religious, civic, community, governmental, or educational organizations.

2013 Recipient – Michael Park

Kenneth F. Britt Award - The Pro Bono Staff award acknowledges the Alston & Bird staff member who contributes exemplary pro bono service to non-profit organizations, associations or corporations, including charitable, religious, civic, community, governmental, or educational organizations.

2013 Recipient – Darwin Berman 

The Pro Bono Team Award - The Team Award recognizes the Pro Bono team whose tremendous contributions have had the greatest impact on behalf of non-profit organizations, associations or corporations, including without limitation, charitable, religious, civic, community, governmental, or educational organizations.

2013 Recipients - Angie Burnette, Deb Carlton, Jeremiah Creus, Tina Flowers, Alissa Galford, Brandon Guillory, Kathleen Hill, MacKenzie Willow-Johnson, Charlene Powers, Janet Steele, Sheri Robertson and D Sharp.