Georgia Appleseed Center for Law and Justice joined the national Appleseed network of non-profit, non-partisan, public interest law centers in November, 2005 and on July 1, 2007, became an independent affiliate. Georgia Appleseed connects top private practice lawyers, corporate counsel, law schools, civic leaders, and other professionals throughout Georgia to tackle difficult social problems at their root causes.
The power of a network
Georgia Appleseed, though an independent affiliate, is strengthened by its bonds to the resources of the national Appleseed network. While each Center has state-specific projects, Appleseed Centers also work collaboratively and share information on critical issues of national relevance. The experience, expertise, and influence of pro bono volunteers and policy experts throughout the network give Georgia Appleseed additional leverage and power to be an effective agent of change.
The power of passionate professionals
Called “Pro Bono’s New Frontier” by American Lawyer Magazine, Appleseed embraces the idea that lawyers committed to seeking justice can do “real pro bono work” using a variety of different legal skills, not just those honed in the courtroom. Georgia Appleseed also depends on other professionals whose skills complement those of the pro bono attorneys. Volunteer educators, public accountants, economists, and other business and civic leaders work on Georgia Appleseed projects to build the case for a more just Georgia, typically through the publication of well-researched reports with a compelling call for change.
The work of Georgia Appleseed, however, does not just call for change. Georgia Appleseed makes change happen through legal advocacy, community engagement and effective policy initiatives based on the findings and recommendations the volunteers themselves have identified through their research and investigation.
Click on our Initiatives links and learn more about Georgia Appleseed’s growing impact.