Jun
5
2017
A Year of Lawyers in Schools: Here’s What We Did

A Year of Lawyers in Schools: Here’s What We Did

Author: Katie King   |   Category: Blog   |   No Comments

When AVLF launched the Standing with Our Neighbors program in September 2016, there were a lot of things we didn’t know, but one thing we did: families needed help. With enrollment turnover surging to 40% during the 2015-2016 school year, we knew families needed help to keep their kids in school. Here’s what we’ve accomplished so far, by the numbers.

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Jun
2
2017
Volunteer Take: Pro Bono Makes Me A Better Attorney

Volunteer Take: Pro Bono Makes Me A Better Attorney

Author: JoAnna Smith   |   Category: Blog   |   No Comments

I am a guardian ad litem because I love having a positive impact on families. But I take cases through AVLF because they provide the support I need to be successful in confronting challenging issues and to develop my skills. That’s why I will continue to take pro bono cases through AVLF—and I encourage others to, as well.

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Feb
27
2017
Love Day 2017 at Thomasville Heights Elementary

Love Day 2017 at Thomasville Heights Elementary

Author: Katie King   |   Category: Blog   |   No Comments

When you think of February 14 do you think of…candy? Chocolate? Big red balloons and flowers? Whether you’re counting down the days or would prefer to not leave your covers, this date typically elicits strong emotions. But what if that’s because we’re thinking about it all wrong?

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Feb
22
2017

PurSHOEing Justice Welcoming Remarks

Author: Michael Lucas   |   Category: Blog   |   No Comments

Good evening. My name is Michael Lucas and I have the privilege of being the Deputy Director of the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation. Our Safe Families Office is the place where AVLF – through our volunteers – literally saves lives. By watching – and getting more involved in – the amazing work that we do in that program over my seven years at AVLF, I have learned a lot about intimate partner violence. I have learned that it touches everyone.

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Jan
30
2017

Don’t Miss PurSHOEing Justice!

Author: Carey Kersten   |   Category: Blog   |   No Comments

The Fourth Annual AVLF PurSHOEing Justice, which is presented by Esquire Deposition Solutions and benefits AVLF’s Safe Families Office, will feature a giant silent auction, exciting vendors, excellent food and drink, and a dynamic guest of honor.

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