The Atlanta Lawyer May 2018 - Page 17

On May 1, 2018, the Atlanta Bar Association and the Superior Court of Fulton County partnered to host fifth grade students from metro-Atlanta schools for Law Day 2018. This year’s theme was Separation of Powers: Frame- work for Freedom. As the Host of the Law Day Committee, Judge Paige Reese Whitaker welcomed the students and began the day. The students heard speeches from Mayor William Edwards (City of South Fulton) as well as attorneys Christopher Bruce and State Rep- resentative Dar’shun Kendrick (D- District 93) who gave a hands-on demonstration of the legislative process. Prior to the start of Law Day, different schools submit- ted various projects demonstrat- ing their understanding of the separation of powers, including a music video of the Separated Powers rap. The program was fol- lowed by lunch and the students went home with Law Day themed bags. Planning for the Law Day program began last year and was made possible by a strong com- mittee and generous donations from the Atlanta Bar Association and its sections. of Fulton County) . 3 L-R: Cynthia Padilla Pearson (Legal Navigator, Safe and Stable Families Project of Atlanta Volun- teer Lawyers Foundation); Melody Z. Richardson (Richardson Bloom & Lines LLC); Lara P. Percifield (Staff Attorney, Judge Paige Re- ese Whitaker); Tiffany Russell (Planning & Development Dir., Superior Court of Fulton County); Laura Washington (Staff Attorney, Standing with Our Neighbors Pro- gram (Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation). ▪ L AWYER R EFERRAL I NFORMATION S ERVICE & LRIS REFER CALLS TO Remember, if your firm receives those occasional calls regarding legal issues that you do not handle, refer them to the Lawyer Referral and Information Service. 404-521-0777 atlantabar.org 1 L-R: Christopher Deuce Bruce (The Bruce Firm LLC), Judge Paige Reese Whitaker (Superior Court of Fulton County), Dar’shun N. Kendrick (State Representative, District 93). 2 L-R: Mayor William Edwards (City of South Fulton); Judge Paige Reese Whitaker (Superior Court The Official News Publication of the Atlanta Bar Association THE ATLANTA LAWYER 17