Bryan Cave received the Richard L. Moore Volunteer of the Year Award for its support of and commitment to justice in the Cobb County community. Since 2011, Bryan Cave has partnered with the Cobb Justice Foundation to provide pro bono representation each month to low-income survivors of intimate partner violence and stalking.
Once per month, Bryan Cave lawyers appear in court in Cobb County to represent survivors of violence in temporary protective order evidentiary hearings. In 2013, Bryan Cave expanded this partnership by creating a team of attorney and paralegal volunteers that assists Legal Aid of Cobb County with interviewing survivors of domestic violence who are seeking legal representation at temporary protective order hearings.
Accepting the award on behalf of Bryan Cave were Atlanta Partner Luke Lantta and Associates John Bush and Angelia Duncan.
The Cobb Justice Foundation is a special pro bono project of Legal Aid of Cobb County. Legal Aid of Cobb County provides free legal services and education to individuals living at or below the federal poverty level in a variety of civil legal matters. In 1991, Legal Aid of Cobb County partnered with the Cobb Bar Association and, along with the local judiciary and leaders within the community, created a strategic initiative to increase volunteer and financial support for Legal Aid. The Cobb Justice Foundation (CJF) was born through that collaboration. Today, as a vital project of Legal Aid of Cobb County, CJF recruits more than 200 volunteers who take cases for more than 400 Legal Aid of Cobb County clients and raises money to support the program.