Former Governor Roy E. Barnes Joins Legal Services Corporation for Pro Bono Service Awards Reception

January 23, 2017

ATLANTA – The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) Board of Directors will present Pro Bono Service Awards on January 26 to five attorneys, a law firm, and a corporate legal department in recognition of their extraordinary commitment to equal justice.

The LSC Pro Bono Service Awards Reception will take place at 5:30 p.m. at the State Bar of Georgia Conference Center at 104 Marietta Street NW. The awards ceremony will be held in conjunction with the LSC Board of Directors’ first quarterly meeting of the year.

Speakers at the event include former Governor Roy E. Barnes, Founding Partner at Barnes Law Group, and Patrick T. O’Connor, President of the State Bar of Georgia and Managing Partner at Oliver Maner LLP. They will be joined by LSC Board Chair John G. Levi and President James J. Sandman.

Recipients of the Pro Bono Service Awards are:

  • Alston & Bird LLP and United Parcel Services Inc. (UPS) Legal Department, a law firm and a corporate legal department that have partnered for years to assist relatives and caregivers to obtain guardianships for impaired adults and minor children.
  • Randall L. Hughes, an attorney who has been a supporter of pro bono efforts for nearly four decades, dedicating countless hours to helping low-income Georgians receive the legal help they need.
  • Anne Seward Myers, an attorney who has handled 36 family law cases for Georgia Legal Services.
  • Jeffrey J. Nix, an attorney who has volunteered with Atlanta Legal Aid Society for more than a decade, helping veterans and cancer patients with estate planning and other important legal issues.
  • Huey W. Spearman, an attorney and longtime supporter of Georgia Legal Services Program who has accepted 53 pro bono cases over the years.
  • Juli A. Wilkes Wisotsky, an attorney who has taken on 13 pro bono cases, many involving complex litigation. 

Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is an independent nonprofit established by Congress in 1974 to provide financial support for civil legal aid to low-income Americans. The Corporation currently provides funding to 132 independent nonprofit legal aid programs in every state, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories.