The Atlanta Lawyer January / February 2014 : Page 8

celebrating 125 Years Atlanta Bar Association such a success that Merrill continued to publish The Atlanta Lawyer at no charge to the Bar for five more years. Elizabeth Price’s 2005 Bar presidency began many influential and systemic programs: the Atlanta Bar Asylum Project was formed to recruit volunteer lawyers to provide pro bono legal representation to asylum seekers, immigrant victims of human trafficking, domestic violence, sexual assault and other crimes (the Atlanta Bar Asylum Project became the Georgia Asylum & Immigration Network and its own nonprofit organization); ACYL adopted the Associates Campaign, formerly run by Atlanta Legal Aid Society, to raise money for Legal Aid; the Women in the Profession Committee petitioned to become a Section, and the Bar adopted the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyer Foundation’s One Child One Lawyer Program for the year to recruit volunteers to help with adoptions. During her presidency, Elizabeth Price also helped the Bar respond 8 THE ATLANTA LAWYER January/february 2014 efficiently to two devastating tragedies. First, after the Fulton County courthouse shootings resulted in the deaths of Judge Rowland Barnes, court reporter Julie Brandau, Sergeant Hoyt Teasley, and ICE Agent David Wilhelm, fundraising initiatives resulted in the establishment of a $100,000 contribution to the Rowland W. Barnes Scholarship fund at Emory School of Law. Second, in response to Hurricane Katrina displacing the Executive Director of the New Orleans Bar Association to Florida, Elizabeth Price requested Alston & Bird send the Executive Director computers, printers, technology and support staff to establish an office until they were able to return to New Orleans. Later years brought the beginning of the award-winning CLE program, March Madness, and the Litigation Section organized the Securities and Corporate Litigation subsection. 2007 through 2009 were busy years as the Bar headquarters The Official News Publication of the Atlanta Bar Association

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