Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta provides free legal assistance to nonprofits through volunteer attorneys who take pro bono matters in their area of expertise. Using my legal skills to assist nonprofits that do important work in our community means I do the work I am best at while the leaders of nonprofits spend less time dealing with legal issues and more time doing what they are best at - serving low-income and disadvantaged individuals in Georgia.
The wide range of nonprofits that Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta and its volunteer lawyers serve means I am often able to make a connection with and provide legal support to an organization whose mission is particularly meaningful to me. Just this year I provided corporate governance and other advice to the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation, which was formed by Georgia firefighters to serve burn patients and their families, including by running a summer camp for children with permanent catastrophic burn injuries. As the brother of a career firefighter who has witnessed such injuries and the need for organizations doing the great work GFBF does, this was an exciting opportunity for me to serve a nonprofit whose mission is important to my family.
Volunteers with Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta have the opportunity to give back in this way every day. In fact, PBPA provides free legal assistance valued at over $2.1 million each year. With a 2011 budget under $320,000, that means that for every $100 PBPA receives, other nonprofits received over $650 worth of free legal services - a truly impressive multiplication of the value of its cash contributions! And with effective legal solutions from pro bono lawyers through PBPA,Georgia's nonprofits are able to better serve those in need of their services. That's why every dollar Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta receives ultimately translates to many times that in value to low-income and disadvantaged individuals.