Justice Jam 2022 Benefits Cobb Legal Aid
In late September, Cobb Justice Foundation/Cobb Legal Aid Fellows invited attorneys, judges, legal staff, and others in the Cobb County area for an evening of fun at Earl Smith Strand Theater’s 4th Floor Ballroom in Marietta. Proceeds benefitted a great cause, raising both funds for and awareness of critical Legal Aid services available to low-income people in Cobb County.
The annual Justice Jam fundraising event also offered fun for local attorneys, members, and friends of the Cobb County Bar. This year’s Jam was a flashback to a 70’s disco. The revelers boogied down in true Studio 54 style to the event in support of the fundraiser.
They came dressed in their best bell bottoms, big glasses, and platform shoes. The group enjoyed a DJ spinning the hits of that decade, a retro photo booth, heavy appetizers, a surprise performance, and a drink ticket for an out-of-sight liquid refreshment. And to celebrate disco, they learned to dance the Hustle together!
SM&P sponsored the Jam, according to Mary Montgomery, firm founder and managing partner. “Also, throughout the year our attorneys give of their time and expertise to support them. Our firm’s support of this event is money well spent.”
Cobb Legal Aid’s managing attorney, Jennifer Yankulova, stated that “Cobb Legal Aid is very appreciative for the support of the Cobb legal community and firms like Stearns-Montgomery & Proctor. These supporters aid us in providing free civil legal assistance to individuals in Cobb County living in poverty who need help with basic needs, such as help averting homelessness, enough food to eat, a decent education, assistance with family law and wills, fraud protection, and personal safety, such as home security and defense from domestic violence.”
Through free civil legal services, this nonprofit helps low-income people deal with some of life’s most basic needs – a safe home, enough food to eat, a decent education, assistance with family law and wills, fraud protection, and personal safety, such as home security and defense from domestic violence.
Cobb Legal Aid is a 501c3 nonprofit that assists low-income people with annual incomes below 150% of the federal poverty limit, which is about $20,385 for an individual or $41,625 for a family of four. Cobb Justice Foundation is the pro bono arm of Cobb Legal Aid. The Foundation recruits and trains more than 200 volunteers a year to represent Legal Aid clients.
Was the evening a success? Most definitely! Not only did the crowd get down to some much-deserved fun, but they helped raise an estimated $22,000 for essential Cobb Legal Aid outreach activities.