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Atlanta Bar Foundation Overview
The Atlanta Bar Foundation, as the charitable arm of the Atlanta Bar Association, supports Atlanta Bar charitable projects that promote equal access to justice, assistance to youth and public understanding of the law. The Atlanta Bar Foundation also maintains an annual grant program to support Atlanta-area pro bono legal service providers serving low-income citizens in Atlanta.


Since its inception in 1985, the Atlanta Bar Foundation has distributed more than $1.4 million to fund Atlanta Bar Association community service projects and other law-related programs in the Atlanta area.
Beneficiaries of Atlanta Bar Foundation support have included the Atlanta Bar Association Summer Law Internship Program, Minority and Diversity Clerkship Program, Police Scholarship Fund recipients, victims of the 2005 Fulton County Courthouse shootings, the Rowland W. Barnes Scholarship (established by the Foundation at Emory University School of Law in memory of Judge Barnes), Atlanta Santa, Truancy Intervention Project, Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers’ Foundation, Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta, Georgia Asylum & Immigration, Georgia Justice Project, Georgia Law Center for the Homeless, Georgia Appleseed, Georgia Lawyers for the Arts, among others.


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