Alston & Bird will be celebrating its fourth annual Pro Bono Week with a packed calendar of events occurring across each of the firm’s offices from New York to L.A. The week’s activities will serve as a blend of community service opportunities and educational presentations on various pro bono initiatives, both ongoing and looking ahead.
Firmwide events will cover everything from an interactive CLE program on “Pro Bono Ethical Dilemmas” to private celebrations recognizing attorneys who dedicated more than 50 hours of pro bono legal services in 2011. In addition, the week is teeming with volunteer opportunities for attorneys and staff that are being coordinated through each of the firm’s individual offices. Representatives from Alston & Bird will be working with such nonprofit organizations as the Atlanta Community Food Bank, the CAIR Coalition, Habitat for Humanity, the Downtown Women’s Center in Los Angeles and the North Texas Food Bank, among many, many others.
The week kicks off with a presentation of One Law for All, a documentary on the history of Atlanta’s Legal Aid, the founding of which the firm’s namesake and moral example Phillip Alston was prominently involved in.
“Eighty-eight years ago, Phillip Alston set an example the firm that bears his name has strived to exemplify to this day, serving as a leader among law firms in the realms of pro bono and community service,” said Alston & Bird Director of Pro Bono and Community Service Cheryl Naja. “This week’s events serve two purposes: to celebrate the good works that have been done, and to remind us all that there is always more yet to do.”
A full list of the week’s events is provided below.