The Atlanta Lawyer March 2015 - Page 22

Pro Bono March Madness Sign up for Pro Bono March Madness! By Kimberly D. Charles 2014-15 Chair of the CLE Board of Trustees Member at Large, Women in the Profession Section Managing Attorney, Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc. P ro Bono March Madness began Tuesday March 3, 2015 with three programs to kick off the month of CLE and pro bono opportunities. Many of you know already, but for those who don’t, by attending a CLE seminar offered during Pro Bono March Madness you’ll receive specific training that will help you volunteer with many nonprofit legal services organizations in and around the Metro Atlanta Area. And you get that last minute CLE credit that everyone’s looking for in March. It’s a win-win for everyone! By volunteering to take a pro bono case from one of the participating agencies you’ll have the chance to assist clients with a variety of important legal needs. Interested in helping a grandmother get guardianship of the grandchild she’s been caring for? Check out the Grandparent/Relative Caregiver Adoption project’s program. Want to learn advise nonprofits on how to make money and grant money? Attend training on March 26, as Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta host this practical law seminar to help prepare transactional attorneys to undertake three specific pro bono contract matters for nonprofit organizations. Maybe you’re not a litigator and aren’t too comfortable in the courtroom. Well the pro bono team is diverse and there is room for you too, such as programs on advising clients who are in bankruptcy about the effects of reaffirming a loan. Learn how to advise non-profits on employment law issues by attending the March 31 program Employment Law for non-profits. Whatever your area of practice or expertise, there is a place for you on the pro bono team! So why not sign up and help someone in dire need of an advocate. You’ll feel good and make a big difference in someone’s life. Oh, and you’ll get those CLE credits you’ve been meaning to get for months now. Want to help protect victims of domestic violence from future harm? Check out the program on the March 24. You’ll be taught everything you need to know to represent victims of domestic violence in Temporary Protective Order hearings. Passionate about children with special needs in educational settings? Check out three separate trainings on March 19, 24 and 31. 22 THE ATLANTA LAWYER March 2015 The Official News Publication of the Atlanta Bar Association