Georgia Bar Journal June 2015 : Page 20

GBJ Feature Pro Bono Incentives for You L by Michael Monahan awyers like you who handle cases on a pro bono basis aren’t doing the work for the glamour. We do have ways to show our appreciation for your efforts, though. Georgia lawyers who provide civil pro bono services through a recognized structured civil program can receive a CLE voucher worth $150 toward any CLE program offered by ICLE in Georgia. To be eligible to receive a CLE voucher, handle three or more civil pro bono cases in a calendar year for a recognized pro bono or legal aid program. We also publish an annual Pro Bono All-Star Honor Roll in the June edition of the Georgia Bar Journal . The Honor Roll lists lawyers who handled one or more civil pro bono cases in the preceding calendar year. The pro bono or legal aid program that refers the cases to you sends us your name for inclusion in the Honor Roll. If your name is not on this year’s Honor Roll, which can be found on page 44 of this issue of the Journal , we hope to see it next year. We look to recognize outstanding volunteer law-yers and organized pro bono efforts through our annual Pro Bono Awards. The State Bar of Georgia Access to Justice Committee and the State Bar of Georgia Pro Bono Project solicit nominations for the State Bar’s Pro Bono Awards in March of each year. The prestigious H. Sol Clark Award honors an indi-vidual lawyer who has excelled in one or more of a variety of activities that extend civil legal services to the poor. The William B. Spann Jr. Award honors organizational or law firm pro bono achievements. We recognize the pro bono contributions of lawyers who use their business skills to help nonprofits that serve the low-income community in Georgia through the A Business Commitment Pro Bono Award. You can learn more about the pro bono awards by visit-ing the State Bar of Georgia website and clicking on Public Service Opportunities. If you are not currently volunteering, you can find a structured pro bono program by visiting our 20 volunteer lawyer support website: http://www. georgiaadvocates.org/oppsguide/. You can search for opportunities by program, interest area and location. I’m always available to answer questions you may have about pro bono in Georgia. Contact me at probono@gabar.org. Thank you for your service and commitment to professionalism. Michael Monahan is the director of the Pro Bono Project for the State Bar of Georgia and can be reached at mikem@gabar.org. Georgia Bar Journal

Pro Bono Incentives for You

Michael Monahan


Lawyers like you who handle cases on a pro bono basis aren’t doing the work for the glamour. We do have ways to show our appreciation for your efforts, though.

Georgia lawyers who provide civil pro bono services through a recognized structured civil program can receive a CLE voucher worth $150 toward any CLE program offered by ICLE in Georgia. To be eligible to receive a CLE voucher, handle three or more civil pro bono cases in a calendar year for a recognized pro bono or legal aid program.

We also publish an annual Pro Bono All-Star Honor Roll in the June edition of the Georgia Bar Journal. The Honor Roll lists lawyers who handled one or more civil pro bono cases in the preceding calendar year. The pro bono or legal aid program that refers the cases to you sends us your name for inclusion in the Honor Roll. If your name is not on this year’s Honor Roll, which can be found on page 44 of this issue of the Journal, we hope to see it next year.

We look to recognize outstanding volunteer lawyers and organized pro bono efforts through our annual Pro Bono Awards. The State Bar of Georgia Access to Justice Committee and the State Bar of Georgia Pro Bono Project solicit nominations for the State Bar’s Pro Bono Awards in March of each year. The prestigious H. Sol Clark Award honors an individual lawyer who has excelled in one or more of a variety of activities that extend civil legal services to the poor. The William B. Spann Jr. Award honors organizational or law firm pro bono achievements. We recognize the pro bono contributions of lawyers who use their business skills to help nonprofits that serve the low-income community in Georgia through the A Business Commitment Pro Bono Award. You can learn more about the pro bono awards by visiting the State Bar of Georgia website and clicking on Public Service Opportunities.

If you are not currently volunteering, you can find a structured pro bono program by visiting our volunteer lawyer support website: http://www.georgiaadvocates.org/oppsguide/. You can search for opportunities by program, interest area and location.

I’m always available to answer questions you may have about pro bono in Georgia. Contact me at probono@gabar.org.

Thank you for your service and commitment to professionalism.

Michael Monahan is the director of the Pro Bono Project for the State Bar of Georgia and can be reached at mikem@gabar.org.

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