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Catholic Charities Atlanta Honors Sutherland Retired Partner Charles T. Lester Jr.

April 9, 2009

ATLANTA (April 9, 2009) – Catholic Charities Atlanta will honor Sutherland retired Partner Charles T. Lester Jr. with the Archbishop Donoghue Award for his commitment and dedication to community service during its second annual Fundraising Gala at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 16, 2009, at the JW Marriott Buckhead Atlanta Hotel.

“This is a well-deserved honor for Charlie,” said Sutherland Managing Partner Mark D. Wasserman. “Sutherland has a long history of pro bono work and community service, and Charlie has contributed greatly to this legacy.”

Mr. Lester, who was Sutherland’s pro bono partner for six years, has devoted his life to community service. He remains active in pro bono activities, including the Election Protection Project coordinated by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and the Georgia Supreme Court’s Committee on Civil Justice, helping to oversee a survey to identify legal services for Georgia's neediest citizens.

In 2007, Mr. Lester retired from Sutherland, where he spent his entire legal career.

About Catholic Charities
Catholic Charities is the social service agency of the Archdiocese of Atlanta that partners with the community to help people facing adversity reach wholeness and self sufficiency regardless of their background or religion. Catholic Charities serves clients in Metro Atlanta and North Georgia and has delivered help and hope to more than 1 million poor and needy since 1953.

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