Carlock Copeland In The Community

We continue to support the communities where we work.

The following are just a few examples of our participation in and support of community.

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Carlock, Copeland & Stair is Proud to Sponsor the Jawbones vs. Sawbones Annual Basketball Event

Carlock, Copeland & Stair is proud to sponsor the Jawbones vs. Sawbones annual basketball event, a benefit for the Side By Side Brain Injury Clubhouse.

Joe Kingma will participate again this year.

This fundraiser allows spectators to not only enjoy a competitive basketball game but also provides an incredible silent auction and live entertainment.

Please click here for more information.

Michael Manfredi will be Serving as a Volunteer Judge

Michael Manfredi will be serving as a Volunteer Judge at the Georgia High School Mock Trial Competition.

When: Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017
Where: Fulton County Courthouse

Please click here for more information.

South Carolina Office Supports Carolina Youth Development Center with Holiday Gifts

carolina-imageCarlock Copeland’s South Carolina members of the firm organized to donate jackets, bed comforters, pillows, towels, toiletries and snacks for the Carolina Youth Development Center’s Urgent Needs “Wish List”  over the holidays.

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Charleston Office Makes Christmas Wishes Come True

Carlock Copeland & Stair, LLP, Charleston Office Supports HALOS

Carlock Copeland & Stair, LLP, Charleston Office Supports HALOS

The Carlock Copeland & Stair Charleston office supported the HALOS Angel Tree project again this
year. HALOS’ primary goal is to provide resources and special opportunities to abused and
neglected children. The office fulfilled 20+ HALOS children’s Christmas wishes and
the outpouring by the entire office was overwhelming.

Legal Runaround 5K Race – Atlanta Bar Workers’ Compensation Section – Evan Beauchamp Participated

legal-runaround-2016The Atlanta Bar Workers’ Compensation Section helped to sponsor the Legal Runaround 5K Race to provide scholarships to children of police officers killed or disabled in the line of duty.

Several section members participated in the run.  Section member, Evan Beauchamp, associate at Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP, won first place, overall.

Michael Manfredi will serve during Round 4 at Empire Atlanta – Mock Trial – The Southern Showdown – October 9

empire-atlanta-imageMichael Manfredi will serve as a judge or juror during Round 4 at Empire Atlanta: The Southern Showdown on Sunday, October 9.

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Evan Beauchamp won “The Legal Runaround 5K”

Evan Beauchamp won “The Legal Runaround 5K” in 17:40 on September 10th, 2016.

For more information please click here.

Women in the Profession 100th Anniversary Celebration

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On August 24, 2016, the State Bar of Georgia celebrated the 100th anniversary of the admission of women to the practice of law in the State of Georgia. The event included a dramatic (and comedic) reading of the minutes from the State Bar of Georgia Annual Meeting where the propriety and wisdom of allowing women to practice law was debated, a panel discussion on the role of women in the practice of law today which included Senior Judge Dorothy Beasley, retired from the Georgia Court of Appeals, and  an exhibit which included news clips, documents and even clothing that tell the story of the struggle and ultimate victory of the first woman lawyer in Georgia, Minnie Hale, and all those who followed. The exhibit will remain open at the bar headquarters through Sept. 23.

As part of the month long celebration, one of our very own, Emily Ward, participated in a legal history competition which forced her to delve deep into the history of women lawyers in Georgia.

Carlock Copeland attendees included Lynn Olmert, Heather Miller, Alyssa Rogers, Gabrielle Holland, and Emily Ward.

Photo includes from left to right, Lynn OlmertAlyssa Rogers and Emily Ward.

Carlock Copeland volunteered for ServiceJuris on Saturday, June 18, 2016

ServiceJurisEric Frisch, Abby Grozine, Quinn Bennett, Rachel, Peyton Bell, Andrew Bagley, Jennifer Guerra, Andrei, Melissa Bailey, Brian Gedeon, Mitch and Alyssa Rogers volunteered for ServiceJuris on Saturday, June 18, 2016. ServiceJuris Day is a service event for individuals or groups that work in or support the legal services industry.

Please click here for for more information on this event.

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Joe Kingma Supports Intown Collaborative Ministries Arts & Eats Fundraiser

Joe Kingma was a host at the Intown Collaborative Ministries Arts & Eats Fundraiser on Sunday May 1 at the Atlanta History Center.  The event raised about $100,000.00 for Intown homeless and children who go hungry.  Joe says,”It’s a great cause with great live auction items and a real fun time.  Please join us next year or consider supporting ICM online today!”

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Kudos and congratulations to workers’ compensation associate, Evan Beauchamp, on completing the 2016 Boston Marathon

boston marathonKudos and congratulations to workers’ compensation associate, Evan Beauchamp, on completing the 2016 Boston Marathon (26.2 miles) yesterday in 2 hours and 42 minutes (6:13 min/mile).  He finished 158th in his age group (18-39) and 196 overall out of over 28,000 of the fastest runners in the world!!  

 

Brian Gedeon, Pat Calvert, Shaani Budram, and Ronnie Wright of Carlock Copeland’s Atlanta office participated in the Fight for Air Climb on April 16 to support the American Lung Association

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Brian Gedeon, Pat Calvert, Shaani Budram, and Ronnie Wright of Carlock Copeland’s Atlanta office participated in the Fight for Air Climb on April 16 to support the American Lung Association. Teams consisted of friends, family and co-workers who wanted to help raise awareness and funds to support research, patient programs and advocacy efforts of the American Lung Association.

Please click here for more information on this event.

 

Carlock Copeland volunteered with Clients in a Habitat for Humanity Build on Saturday, April 9th.

AHFHMembers of the Atlanta Construction and Workers’ Compensation Practice Groups participated, alongside their clients, in a Habitat for Humanity build in East Point on Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm.
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Angela Kopet participates in the Clean the World One Project while attending the CLM Annual Conference in Orlando

Clean the World’s One Project unites the fortunate with the less fortunate in one project, one team supports one belief- that one kit for one individual can change one life. That slogan sums up the Clean the World One Project in one sentence. We would like to thank and recognize all those who volunteered in Orlando and all around the world.

Left to right: Jeanette, Alex, Lisa, Angela, Linda and Colette

THE 2016 JAWBONES VS. SAWBONES BASKETBALL BENEFIT – DECATUR HIGH SCHOOL – MARCH 12, 2016

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A wonderful event supporting Side by Side Brain Injury Clubhouse located in Stone Mountain, Georgia! The 5th Annual Jawbones vs. Sawbones (lawyers vs. doctors) Basketball Benefit game was held on March 12th. Our very own Joe Kingma was a coach and player for the Jawbones. This year the event featured a spectacular pirate show fittingly titled “Bounty of the Bones”. Jawbones were victorious this year breaking the tiebreaker with a 68-52 victory. Jawbones MVP was Joe Wilson of Hagen Rosskopf Earle and Sawbones MVP was Ogo Agubuzu of Emory Healthcare. You can count on Carlock, Copeland, & Stair LLP to be continuous supporters of this great event. Feel free to check out Side by Side Brain Injury Clubhouse at www.sidebysideclubhouse.org. Mark your calendar for next March for the 2017 Jawbones vs. Sawbones, don’t miss out!

Please click here to read a recent article by Joe Kingma entitled, Basketball and Trial, It’s All About Teamwork.

Watch the video!

Lynn Olmert was inducted into the American Bar Association’s College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

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The College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers has been established to honor those attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their practice in the field of workers’ compensation. So we congratulate Lynn Olmert in being inducted into the American Bar Association’s College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at the recent New Orleans event held March 11-12, 2016.

John Merritt attended the Georgia State Law Alumni Reception – March 10, 2016

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John Merritt attended the Georgia State Winter Law Alumni Reception held on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at Gordon Biersch-Midtown.

Adopt a Family

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Hey everyone! It is that time of year again!!!
The CCS Healthcare Practice Group chose to “adopt”
a family, in lieu of giving to each other. This
year’s family included a 70 year old grandmother,
raising three grandchildren ages 6, 7 and 10.
The HC team was so fortunate to be able to help
this family, even in a small way, this holiday season.

Happy Holidays everyone!!

Charleston Office Makes Christmas Wishes Come True

Carlock Copeland & Stair, LLP, Charleston Office Supports HALOS

Carlock Copeland & Stair, LLP, Charleston Office Supports HALOS

The Carlock Copeland & Stair Charleston office supported the HALOS Angel Tree project again this
year. HALOS’ primary goal is to provide resources and special opportunities to abused and
neglected children. The office fulfilled 15 HALOS children’s Christmas wishes and
the outpouring by the entire office was overwhelming.

“VOLUNTEERING MAKES HOLIDAY DREAMS COME TRUE” – Fulton County DFCS Joy of Sharing

Shannon Sprinkle of Carlock Copeland Joy of Sharing 2015

Carlock, Copeland & Stair Partner Shannon Sprinkle coordinated contributions from 21 members of the Firm to continue an annual tradition of gathering holiday gifts for children served by the Fulton County Division of Family and Children Services.

The Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) is the part of Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) that investigates child abuse; finds foster homes for abused and neglected children; helps low income, out-of-work parents get back on their feet; assists with childcare costs for low income parents who are working or in job training; and provides numerous support services and innovative programs to help troubled families.

 

Kent Stair Participated in the Covenant House Sleep Out in Atlanta on Thursday, November 19

covenant house logoKent Stair participated in the Covenant House Sleep Out in Atlanta on Thursday, November 19.

Covenant House helps homeless children, teenagers, and young adults with basic needs of food and shelter and serves kids every year, in dozens of cities across six countries.

Sleep Out participants sleep outside with the children and raise money via sponsor donations in support of the mission of Covenant House. Kent stayed outside in a yard adjacent to some industrial train tracks and a busy industrial road.

85 people slept out this year and raised over $300,000. The money raised will make it possible to open another cottage to house eight more kids and bring on an additional part time licensed therapist to help kids heal from the trauma they experienced on the streets. Covenant House recognizes participating groups that raise more than $10,000 by placing a plaque over a bed in their shelter. Kent is proud to say his group raised over $13,000 and there will be a bed in the shelter as a result of the efforts of “Friends of Kent and Jan Stair.”

Atlanta Office Donates 15 Book Bags

The Atlanta Office donated school supplies for 15 book bags. The supplies were donated to the  “Back-2-School” Event at Georgia Justice Project, where they are committed to ensuring that the school-aged children of their clients have all the right things to confidently kick-off a positive school year.

Back Row Left to Right: Evan Beauchamp, Kelly Bennett, Pat Calvert, Elizabeth Googe, Will Underwood, Abby Grozine. Front Row Left to Right: Haley Lipscomb, Andrea Moore

Charleston Office Participates in Red Cross Blood Drive

On July 14, 2015, 22 attorneys and staff of our Charleston, SC office participated in Red Cross’s Blood Drive.

Left to Right: Paul Sperry, Patrick Norris, Kent Stair, Robert Hawk, Kristen Thompson, Heather Seyle, Suzanne Hogg, Bob Petit, Chelsea Oliver and David Seifert

We Remain Committed to Regularly Giving Back to Our Community

A number of our Charleston lawyers participated in a Habitat for Humanity project organized by Sarah Wetmore and Tyler Winton on Saturday, June 27, 2015. Members of the firm worked morning and afternoon shifts.

Gary Lovell and his daughter Ali joined Sarah Wetmore and Robin Graham on the afternoon shift. The prospective owner of the unit, and her elderly mother, dropped in as we were working on it. Seeing the joy on her face as she showed her mother the rooms where she and her young son would live made the day even more special. Thanks to everyone who participated. We will plan for another Habitat day in the near future. Thanks to all who came out!

Morning shift: (left to right, top to bottom row): Tyler Winton, Matt Hemingway, Mike Ethridge, Alex Saber, Madison Suttie, Kristen Thompson, Suzanne Hogg and Steve Kropski. Afternoon shift: (not pictured) Gary Lovell with his oldest daughter Ali, Sarah Wetmore and Robin Graham.

The Atlanta Office Gives Back to the Community

On Saturday, June 20th, a team of volunteers from the Atlanta office gathered to serve our communities’ by participating in the 16th annual ServiceJuris Day.

ServiceJuris Day is an event designed specifically for individuals or groups that work in or support the legal services industry. Each year, these members join forces and volunteer one day of their time for a service project coordinated by Hands On Atlanta. The event was created to foster interest and involvement from the legal community in a non-legal service project.

Attorneys, summer associates, and legal professionals worked side by side tackling extensive renovation projects, helping to revitalize local schools, parks and community centers. Team Carlock helped revitalize a little league baseball field. The team also raised money again this year and had a very strong showing on Saturday.

Pictured: Brian Gedeon, Marcus Brown, Carrie Annis, Claire Sumner, Elizabeth Googe, Andrew Bagley, William Underwood, William Owens and Tyler Wetzel.

Charleston Office Makes 30 Christmas Wishes Come True

The Carlock, Copeland & Stair Charleston office supported the HALOS Angel Tree this year.
HALOS’ primary goal is to provide resources and special opportunities to abused and
neglected children. The office fulfilled more than 30 HALOS children’s Christmas wishes, and
the outpouring by the entire office was overwhelming.

As part of an iCivics local Charleston area schools event, Robin Graham and Tyler Winton
presented “The Importance of Democracy” to students at two local Charleston, SC elementary
schools. Tyler presented to first grade students at Sanders Clyde Elementary, and Robin
presented to fifth grade students at Stiles Point Elementary.

iCivics is a non-profit organization dedicated to reinvigorating civic learning through
interactive and engaging learning resources. iCivics educational resources empower teachers
and prepare the next generation of students to become knowledgeable and engaged citizens.

Founded and led by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, iCivics provides students with the tools they
need for active participation and democratic action, and teachers with the materials and
support to achieve this. Their free resources include print-and-go lesson plans, award winning
games, and digital interactives.

iCivics envisions a nation where all young Americans are prepared for active and intelligent
citizenship, and Carlock Copeland is honored to play a role in their mission.

Pictured: Tyler Winton co-presented to excited first graders at Sanders Clyde Elementary in Charleston, SC.

The Charleston Office supported the South Carolina Special Olympics

The Charleston Office supported the South Carolina Special Olympics by participating in their 14th Annual Bocce Bash. It was an incredible affair pitting 128 highly skilled bocce teams from across the state in one all-day fight to the finish for the yearly bragging rights of Charleston’s best bocce team. Lead by Kristen Thompson and joined by Tyler Winton, Suzanne Hogg and Robert Hawk, Team CCS played their way to a solid 33rd place finish. While that is impressive, the Special Olympics were the real winners, taking home more than $65,000 in donations.

Pictured: Tyler Winton, Suzanne Hogg, Kristen Thompson and Robert Hawk
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