A network of fellow legal professionals can provide a wealth of resources, support and information to members of the legal industry. From legal education to community advocacy, many organizations of citizens and legal professionals work diligently to ensure that the high standards of the law and justice system are upheld.
Atlanta trial lawyers Marc Howard and Geoff Pope, of the Pope & Howard, P.C. Law Firm in Atlanta, Georgia, belong to several leading organizations, associations and groups in Atlanta, Georgia, and on a national level. These legal organizations include the following:
American Association for Justice
The American Association for Justice is a group of legal professionals aimed at ensuring a justice system that’s both fair and effective. Also known as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the organization has been promoting fair justice and supporting plaintiff trial lawyers since its inception in 1946.
Atlanta Bar Association
Founded in 1888, the Atlanta Bar Association serves Atlanta’s legal community via innovative programs, advocate committees and professional tools and services. The largest voluntary bar association in the Southeast, the Atlanta Bar boasts a membership of more than 6,300.
Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
The Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation is a group of legal professionals dedicated to offering pro bono civil legal representation to indigent clients throughout the metro Atlanta area. Since its creation in 1979, the AVLF has provided representation, education and advocacy for low-income residents via a vast network of local volunteer private attorneys.
Civil Justice Political Action Committee
The Civil Justice Political Action Committee is the political arm of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. The PAC, which is bi-partisan and was founded more than 20 years ago, works to promote public safety and fair justice and to provide steadfast representation for members of the legal community.
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
The Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, or GTLA, is vast organization of attorneys that strives to uphold the justice system and protect citizens throughout the state of Georgia. Members of the GTLA advocate via the legislative, political and media arenas to provide education, information and protection for citizens’ rights.
Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church
Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church is located in the heart of Atlanta and strives to foster a community of spirituality, compassion, diversity and innovation. The Church supports the Episcopal tradition and upholds worship, celebration and service as central elements of the Christian faith.
Lawyers Club of Atlanta
The Lawyers Club of Atlanta, founded in 1922, is a prestigious organization of more than 1700 diverse legal professionals living and working in the Atlanta area. The group strives to uphold high standards in the legal community and provide a network of information, resources and friendship to its esteemed members.
Sandy Springs Bar Association
The Sandy Springs Bar Association is a network of attorneys, judges and other legal professionals who live and work in the Sandy Springs community. The group hosts monthly meetings and participates in educational and charitable outreach projects throughout the area.
Southern Trial Lawyers Association
The Southern Trial Lawyers Association is an organization of attorneys in 22 different states that strives to engender fellowship and networking amongst its vast membership. The group fosters positive relationships amongst the legal community in the Southern region and participates in a variety of educational and informational activities each year.
State Bar of Georgia
The State Bar of Georgia is an organization whose membership includes all attorneys licensed to practice law in the state of Georgia. Members must pass a rigorous exam and remain in good standing in order to retain membership, and the group strives to uphold high standards and exemplary performance amongst lawyers and legal professionals within the state.
Truancy Intervention Project
The Truancy Intervention Project comprises a group of individuals dedicated to providing advocacy for Georgia children and their families and to ensure each child’s continued education. The organization intervenes in situations where children have been reported as truants in order to foster comprehensive education and prevent school failure.
Virginia State Bar
The Virginia State Bar is the agency empowered with licensing and authorizing legal professionals to practice law in the state of Virginia. The organization aims to uphold the state’s high standards of legal representation by ensuring that all Virginia attorneys pass a state-specific exam and remain in good standing within the legal community.