ATLANTA—Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce that the firm was recognized with the “2014 Cornerstone Award” during the annual Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta (PBPA) awards reception held February 24.
In honor of its tenth anniversary, the PBPA recognized Sutherland for its initial financial contributions to support the organization’s founding in 2005 and its continued support every year since. The firm also provides varied legal services from registering trademarks to updating human resources policies.
“The Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta has paired more than 2,000 volunteer attorneys with approximately 670 nonprofit clients," said Sutherland Partner John H. Fleming, who heads the firm’s Pro Bono and Public Service Committee. “This commendable organization is making a lasting impact in its role matching Atlanta pro bono resources with legal needs of those who need them most in our community.” Mr. Fleming added that Sutherland continues to support the organization by providing space within its Atlanta office to house PBPA staff.
Sutherland has a long and distinguished history of public service beginning with the work of its founding partners, Bill Sutherland and Elbert Tuttle, on habeas corpus cases, including Johnson v. Zerbst, in the 1930s. The tradition of public service that they began continues today through the efforts of our many lawyers and staff who provide civic leadership and pro bono legal representation to individuals and institutions within our communities.
ABOUT PRO BONO PARTNERSHIP OF ATLANTA.
The Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta’s mission is to pair volunteer attorneys with nonprofits in need of free business and legal services. PBPA services are provided to eligible Metropolitan Atlanta organizations that serve low-income or disadvantaged individuals.
ABOUT SUTHERLAND ASBILL & BRENNAN LLP.
Sutherland is an international legal service provider helping the world’s largest companies, industry leaders, sector innovators, and business entrepreneurs solve their biggest challenges and reach their business goals. More than 435 lawyers across seven major practice areas—corporate, energy and environmental, financial services, intellectual property, litigation, real estate and tax—provide the framework for an extensive range of focus areas. Sutherland is composed of associated legal practices that are separate entities, doing business in the United States as Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, and as Arbis Sutherland LLP in London and Geneva.