ATLANTA – Arnall Golden Gregory is thrilled to announce that attorneys James (Jim) Gober and Morgan Harrison were recognized for their exemplary pro bono legal efforts with the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation during the annual “AVLF All-Star Awards.”
The Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation (AVLF) is a non-profit organization that coordinates the provision of pro bono legal services to the city’s residents in need through volunteer attorneys from Atlanta law firms. On April 22, AVLF recognized AGG attorneys during their virtual volunteer appreciation event that highlighted ten “All-Star” volunteers who provided extraordinary service for the community in 2020, along with the presentation of the Martin Louis Ellin Lifetime Achievement Award.
James A. Gober, partner and leader of AGG’s Real Estate Litigation practice, received the Martin Louis Ellin Lifetime Achievement Award, which is AVLF’s highest award honoring someone who has dedicated their career to public service. This award was created in honor of Martin Ellin, who retired at the end of 2020 after many years serving as Executive Director of AVLF. Jim will be the second person to receive this award. He served as an AVLF Board Member from 2004-2013 and as AVLF President during 2012. Previously, Jim was honored with the 2004 AVLF Domestic Violence Program Break the Cycle Award for his work in representing victims of domestic violence and with the 2007 and 2011 S. Phillip Heiner Award.
Morgan E. M Harrison, an associate in the Litigation practice and member of the firm’s Payment Systems and Global Commerce industry teams, was honored as the recipient of the AVLF 2020 Standing With Our Neighbors (SWON) Attorney of the Year Award. This award relates to the legal work AVLF does to fight injustice in targeted Atlanta area communities. Morgan also was selected during 2020 to serve on the AVLF Leadership Council, which is comprised of rising leaders in the Atlanta pro bono legal services community. Impressively, Morgan was recognized previously as the AVLF 2019 Safe and Stable Families Volunteer of the Year for her work to achieve an outstanding outcome in court proceedings for a family that was being unfairly victimized.
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