There are so many reasons why we are proud to work at Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, the most obvious of which is our association with our fearless leader, Marty Ellin. Marty is a living example of the fight for justice on behalf of Atlanta’s poorest residents, and he inspires everyone at AVLF on a daily basis. We are thrilled to announce that our friends at the Gate City Bar Association feel the same way about Marty – they are inducting him into their Hall of Fame.
Established in 1948, the Gate City Bar Association is the oldest African American Bar Association in the State of Georgia. The Gate City Bar Association was organized by ten African American lawyers to provide the educational, social, and community involvement of a professional association for African American lawyers, who had been excluded from participating in the segregated bar associations in Atlanta and throughout the State. The Gate City Bar Association helped found AVLF, and their President holds a standing position on our Board of Directors. Our two organizations have long been partners, and we are honored to share in this celebration of service.
We hope you will join us at the 2014 Gate City Bar Association Hall of Fame Gala on November 15 at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead. For more info, click here.