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Legal Aid Kicks off 2013 Campaign for Equal Justice
More than 150 lawyers gathered for the Kickoff Luncheon for the 2013 Campaign for Equal Justice benefiting the Legal Aid Society and the Nashville Pro Bono Program. Campaign Chair Thor Urness of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP announced that the campaign has already raised $440,000 towards its goal of $760,000. Featured speaker Tennessee Attorney General Robert E. Cooper Jr. emphasized the responsibility of every lawyer to provide pro bono assistance, especially given the significant cuts in legal aid funding in recent years. More than 30 law firms in Davidson and Williamson counties were recognized for their role in the Leadership Cabinet, contributing at least $400 per attorney to the Campaign.
Every year, the Legal Aid Society and its pro bono partners serve thousands of low-income individuals in 48 Tennessee counties. Pinnacle Financial Partners sponsored the event at the City Club.
Photos by Liz Todaro of the Tennessee Bar Association
Representatives from the 2013 Leadership Cabinet, made up of over 30 firms from Davidson and Williamson Counties that have made a significant contribution to the Campaign, above.
Leadership Cabinet representatives are recognized by Gary Housepian, Executive Director of Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, below.
Speakers at the Kickoff Luncheon for the 2013 Campaign for Equal Justice included Gary D. Housepian, Executive Director of Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, Lucinda E. Smith, Director of the Nashville Pro Bono Program and featured speaker Tennessee Attorney General Robert E. Cooper Jr.