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 Sponsors ABA National Legal Malpractice Conference

Carlock Copeland Sponsors ABA National Legal Malpractice Conference

One of the highlights of the conference was the reception at historic Fenway Park. Home of the Boston Red Sox since 1912, Fenway is the oldest ballpark in Major League baseball. The park opened on April 20th of that year with Mayor Fitzgerald, JFK’s grandfather, throwing out the first pitch.  105 years later and on the same date as the first official game played at the park, Joe Kingma, Brian Spitler, Doug Mackelcan and Mark Rogers had a chance to test their batting skills, take a tour of the historic park, and stand on home plate with the players during a virtual experience.

Carlock Copeland’s Atlanta Office to Participate in ServiceJuris Day on June 24, 2017

Carlock Copeland’s Atlanta office will volunteer on June 24, 2017 for ServiceJuris Day! The ServiceJuris Project aims to unite the legal community to help make Atlanta a better, greener and more beautiful place to live.  The annual event, coordinated by Hands On Atlanta, brings together over 30 Atlanta law firms and legal service companies to volunteer one day of their time for a service.

For more information on this event, to volunteer or donate please contact Claire Sumner or Eric Frisch.

 

Joe Kingma to Participate in the 5th Annual Arts & Eats Fundraiser – April 30 – Atlanta History Center

Joe Kingma to participate in the 5th Annual Arts & Eats Fundraiser on April 30.

ICM’s 5th Annual Arts & Eats fundraiser is on April 30. Get your tickets or become a sponsor today. The gala fundraiser on Sunday, April 30 is from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Atlanta History Center.

Mark your calendar and buy your tickets today! Don’t miss out on this exciting event. Click here to buy your tickets and find out all the information about this year’s event.

Joe Kingma is a member of the Board of Directors for Intown Collaborative Ministries (ICM).  ICM is a 501(c)3 nonprofit building relationships and finding permanent solutions to homelessness and hunger in our neighborhoods. Intown Collaborative Ministries’ Board of Directors is a remarkable group of committed and experienced leaders from the business, legal, nonprofit, and religious communities of metro Atlanta.

Get your tickets or become a sponsor today!

Carlock, Copeland & Stair’s Charleston Office Helps Out Habitat For Humanity!

As a follow up to our August 2016 efforts, Carlock Copeland’s Charleston office hosted another Habitat for Humanity work day on Saturday, April 8th.  Having become a bi-annual tradition for our office, Habitat projects allow us to team build and help out in our community! Win-Win!

 

Lee Weatherly supports GraceWorks Ministries, Inc. at 2017 CLM Annual Conference

Lee Weatherly volunteered for GraceWorks Ministries, Inc. while at the 2017 CLM Annual Conference in Nashville, TN.  GraceWorks Ministries, Inc. is a resource for Nashville area families and people needing help with food,  clothing and financial assistance.

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

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

Joe Kingma participated again this year.

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

Please click here for a recent article regarding the event written by Joe Kingma.

 

Michael Manfredi Served as a Volunteer Judge

Michael Manfredi served as a Volunteer Judge at the Georgia High School Mock Trial Competition on Jan. 28, 2017 at the Fulton County Courthouse.

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.

Please click here for more information.

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.

Michael Manfredi Served During Round 4 at Empire Atlanta – Mock Trial – The Southern Showdown – October 9

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

 

Women in the Profession 100th Anniversary Celebration

Women in the Profession 100th Anniversary Celebration

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 Alyssa Rogers and Emily Ward.

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

ServiceJurisEric Frisch, Abby Grozine, Quinn Bennett, Rachel, Peyton Bell, 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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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!

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

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!

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.

Tyler Winton and Robin Graham presented “The Importance of Democracy” to local Charleston area schools

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.