Media release: During a visit to The Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia in Rome on Thursday, the Georgia Bar Foundation presented a Fellows grant check in the amount of $10,000 to the center.
“We are thrilled to be able to announce this award to The Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia,” said Robert M. Brinson, former president of the Georgia Bar Foundation and former president of the State Bar of Georgia. “The money will be used to provide legal assistance to the Center’s clients by two lawyers who have agreed to work at reduced rates. They will handle temporary protective orders, divorce and child custody and other legal matters needed by the clients.”
The Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia’s executive director Kim Davis, who was presented the check, said, “The center is honored to receive this award from the foundation and will put it to good use in meeting our clients’ legal needs.”
The funds were provided by the Fellows Program of the Georgia Bar Foundation, which is composed of more than 1,200 Georgia lawyers who are invited to become Fellows in recognition of their service to their communities and to the legal profession.
The Georgia Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the Supreme Court of Georgia, is the largest legal charity in the state. It recently surpassed $100 million in total revenues raised to fund law-related programs throughout Georgia.