ATLANTA (February 13) – LAWFUEL – Law Firm News – Kilpatrick Stockton LLP received the 2006 Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year award from The Pro Bono Project, a pro bono program in New Orleans dedicated to providing free, quality civil legal services to low income people. Kilpatrick Stockton recently received the award at the organization’s Volunteer Appreciation Reception for its commitment of time and legal expertise to Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. In total, the firm’s attorneys and paralegals have donated over $76,000 of time to the organization and its clients.
Kilpatrick Stockton’s Pro Bono Partner, Debbie Segal, led the firm’s efforts by establishing an infrastructure to manage the influx of out-of-state volunteers contacting The Pro Bono Project to offer their legal skills in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Kilpatrick Stockton associates Jasa Gitomer, Daniel Fishbein, Lauren Estrin and Avril McKean Dieser were selected by the firm to each spend a week in The Pro Bono Project’s office to help train, manage and oversee a group of University of North Carolina law students who spent their December and Spring breaks volunteering for the Project. Kilpatrick Stockton paralegals Betsy Hale and Katie Nowell subsequently worked for the Project inputting records generated by the law students into the Project’s database.
“Kilpatrick Stockton’s dedication and commitment proved invaluable,” said Rachel Piercey, Executive Director of The Pro Bono Project. “The firm helped to alleviate the supervision burden from The Project’s staff attorneys. From clearing titles on properties for clients to assisting those clients in receiving FEMA awards for housing assistance or insurance money, Kilpatrick Stockton donated several hundred hours of assistance.”
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