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section update Women In The Profession (WIP) Section Update By Jessica Stern Kish and Lietz, P.C. Jstern@kishandlietz.com G eorgia Bar Rules of Professional Conduct (Rule 6.1.) urge every lawyer to provide at least fifty hours of pro bono legal services per year. WIP has strengthened its commitment to service as an important tenet of the legal profession and is proud to offer its members various opportunities to meet these service ideals. For the fourth year, WIP continues its ongoing partnership with Atlanta Legal Aid’s Breast Cancer Project/Cancer Legal Initiative providing pro bono legal services to cancer patients through Grady Healthcare and DeKalb Medical. WIP members who have been trained to conduct outreach and screening have committed to volunteer hospital shifts through March with additional shifts for next quarter becoming available mid-February. In addition to offering legal service, WIP believes that dedicating time and assistance to the community in a non-legal capacity is equally as important especially in areas that are of interest to our members. In the Fall of 2012, WIP established a relationship with Foreverfamily, an Atlanta organization committed to fortifying the lives of children who have an incarcerated parent by supporting the child in many areas of their life and educating the current caretaker. WIP is Foreverfamily’s “Tuesday Night Dinner “ partner – where members attend the after-school program on the last Tuesday of every month and help prepare a healthy, vegetarian meal. While eating the meal together, our members are able to spend time getting to know the forty-five young people in the program and offer support where needed. During the holidays, WIP members provided canned goods to help supplement Thanksgiving dinner for families involved with Foreverfamily. In addition, thanks to our members and especially Judge Susan Edlein and Scott Edlein , who hosted WIP’s holiday party at their home again this year, attendees generously contributed almost $1,000.00 in gift card donations for low-income cancer patients. We were also able to collect toys to make sure that every child in the Foreverfamily program received a gift for the holidays. The Women in the Profession Section will continue to seek opport unit ies t o build on professionalism through service. If you would like to get involved with our current projects, please contact Lisa Liang at lkliang@atlantalegalaid. org for the Cancer Legal Initiative or Jessica Stern at jstern@kishandlietz.com for community service with Foreverfamily. ■ 30 THE ATLANTA LAWYER January/February 2013 The Official News Publication of the Atlanta Bar Association

Women In The Profession Section Update

Jessica Stern

Kish and Lietz, P.C.<br /> <br /> Georgia Bar Rules of Professional Conduct (Rule 6.1.) urge every lawyer to provide at least fifty hours of pro bono legal services per year. WIP has strengthened its commitment to service as an important tenet of the legal profession and is proud to offer its members various opportunities to meet these service ideals. For the fourth year, WIP continues its ongoing partnership with Atlanta Legal Aid’s Breast Cancer Project/Cancer Legal Initiative providing pro bono legal services to cancer patients through Grady Healthcare and DeKalb Medical. WIP members who have been trained to conduct outreach and screening have committed to volunteer hospital shifts through March with additional shifts for next quarter becoming available mid- February.<br /> <br /> In addition to offering legal service, WIP believes that dedicating time and assistance to the community in a nonlegal capacity is equally as important especially in areas That are of interest to our members. In the Fall of 2012, WIP established a relationship with Foreverfamily, an Atlanta organization committed to fortifying the lives of children who have an incarcerated parent by supporting the child in many areas of their life and educating the current caretaker. WIP is Foreverfamily’s “Tuesday Night Dinner “ partner – where members attend the after-school program on the last Tuesday of every month and help prepare a healthy, vegetarian meal.While eating the meal together, our members are able to spend time getting to know the forty-five young people in the program and offer support where needed.<br /> <br /> During the holidays, WIP members provided canned goods to help supplement Thanksgiving dinner for families involved with Foreverfamily. In addition, thanks to our members and especially Judge Susan Edlein and Scott Edlein, who hosted WIP’s holiday party at their home again this year, attendees generously contributed almost $1,000.00 in gift card donations for low-income cancer patients.We were also able to collect toys to make sure that every child in the Foreverfamily program received a gift for the holidays.<br /> <br /> The Women in the Profession Section will continue to seek opportunitiesto build on professionalism through service. If you would like to get involved with our current projects, please contact Lisa Liang at lkliang@atlantalegalaid.Org for the Cancer Legal Initiative or Jessica Stern at jstern@kishandlietz.com for community service with Foreverfamily.

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