May 23, 2017
By Jennifer C. Mock
To the Editor:
On behalf of the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to express appreciation to all participating attorneys, judges and staff members for their contributions to the success of the recently completed sixth annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy. A special salute goes to the following winning organizations in the statewide and divisional competitions:
Attorney General's Cup: Jenkins & Roberts LLC, College Park, 7,605 pounds per person.
Attorney General's Cup, Law School Division: Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law, Macon, 37.25 pounds per person.
Inaugural Bar President's Cup: Coleman Talley LLP, Valdosta, a new record of 141,000 total pounds.
Corporate, In-House Counsel: Serta Simmons Bedding LLC, Atlanta, 6,254 pounds per person and 50,038 total pounds, Atlanta Community Food Bank.
Legal Organization: Georgia Tech Office of Legal Affairs, Atlanta, 2,766 pounds per person, Atlanta Community Food Bank; Miles Mediation & Arbitration, 54,074 total pounds, Atlanta Community Food Bank and America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia.
Large Firm (101-plus employees): Moore Ingram Johnson & Steele LLP, Marietta, 324 pounds per person; King & Spalding, Atlanta, 87,278 total pounds, both on behalf of the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
Medium Firm (21-100 employees): Whelchel, Dunlap, Jarrard & Walker LLP, Gainesville, 1,444 pounds per person, Georgia Mountain Food Bank; and Hull Barrett P.C., Augusta, 50,976 total pounds, Golden Harvest Food Bank.
Small Firm (3-20 employees): Durham Law Firm P.C., Augusta, 4,033 pounds per person and 20,166 total pounds, Golden Harvest Food Bank.
Sole Proprietor (1-2 employees): Attorney Justin Oliverio LLC, Decatur, 6,366 pounds per person and 12,733 total pounds, Atlanta Community Food Bank.
A total of 215 legal organizations, representing more than 14,000 members, participated in this year's Legal Food Frenzy, which took place April 17-28 and brought in a record-breaking total of 1.34 million pounds statewide.
Along with Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr, the Georgia YLD is honored to co-sponsor this project to assist the Georgia Food Bank Association and the Food Banks across the state. We have now raised a total of 6.34 million pounds of food in six years.
Thanks again to each attorney and legal professional who joined us for this important cause. We are proud to help lead an effort that has such a significant impact on communities across Georgia.
Jennifer C. Mock
President, Young Lawyers Division
State Bar of Georgia