May 28, 2019
By Rizza P. O'Connor
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 eighth annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy. A special salute goes to the following winning organizations in the statewide and divisional competitions:
Attorney General’s Cup: Joe S. Habachy P.C., Attorney at Law, Atlanta, $26,940, 134,950 points per person and the equivalent of 107,760 meals, Atlanta Community Food Bank.
Bar President’s Cup: Coleman Talley LLP, Valdosta, $34,250, 172,125 total points and 137,000 meals, Second Harvest of South Georgia.
Corporate, In-House Counsel: Serta Simmons Bedding LLC, Atlanta, 5,506 points per person and 44,047 total pounds, Atlanta Community Food Bank.
Legal Organization: Georgia Tech Office of Legal Affairs, Atlanta, 4,761 points per person and 66,651 total points, Atlanta Community Food Bank.
Judicial Winner: Augusta Judges, 936 points per person and 21,536 total points, Golden Harvest Food Bank.
Law School Cup: Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law, 33 points per person, Middle Georgia Community Food Bank.
Large Firm (101-plus employees): BakerHostetler, 506 points per person, and King & Spalding, 44,047 total points, both for the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
Medium Firm (21-100 employees): Whelchel, Dunlap, Jarrard & Walker LLP, Gainesville, 1,854 points per person and 40,802 total points, Georgia Mountain Food Bank.
Small Firm (3-20 employees): Jenkins & Roberts LLC, College Park, 5,450 points per person, and Squire Patton Boggs, 40,481 total points, both for Atlanta Community Food Bank.
Sole Proprietor (1-2 employees): Page Perry, 10,725 points per person, and Attorney Justin Oliverio, 18,525 total points, both for the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
A total of 193 law firms and legal organizations, representing more than 13,000 members, participated in this year’s Legal Food Frenzy, which took place April 22-May 3 and brought in a record-breaking total of $419,321 and 17,617 pounds of food, providing 1.7 million meals statewide, a 9.5% increase over last year.
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 its regional food banks. We have now raised the equivalent of 8.9 million meals in eight 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.
Rizza P. O’Connor
President, Young Lawyers Division
State Bar of Georgia