State Bar of Georgia Announces Online Honor Roll
Attorneys who volunteered for 50+ hours of pro bono services during 2021 can report their hours to the State Bar for recognition on its Honor Roll.
The Georgia Bar explains:
The Pro Bono Honor Roll has been expanded to recognize three levels of pro bono service. A special Honor Roll Web Page will be rolled out to allow lawyers across the state to participate in our new civil Pro Bono Honor Roll.
- Silver: Attorneys who have accepted at least one civil pro bono case through a structured, coordinated civil pro bono program in Georgia in the preceding calendar year. For those who have accepted at least three civil pro bono cases from such a program, the State Bar Pro Bono Resource Center, in cooperation with the Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency (CCLC), distributes $150 vouchers that can be applied toward the cost of any CLE program offered by ICLE in Georgia.
- Gold: Attorneys who have fulfilled the 50-hour pro bono service aspirational goal set forth in Georgia Rule of Professional Conduct 6.1(a) in the preceding calendar year.
- Platinum: Attorneys who have exceeded the Rule 6.1(a) goal by providing at least 100 hours of pro bono service in the preceding calendar year.
The names of attorneys who have provided service at the Silver level are submitted to the State Bar of Georgia each year by the structured, coordinated civil pro bono programs registered with the Pro Bono Resource Center.
Attorneys who volunteered 50+ hours toward pro bono in 2021 have until the end of April to complete this online form for recognition from the Bar. Atlanta Legal Aid encourages our volunteers to report their hours to the Bar for recognition!