Justice Jam Benefits Cobb Legal Aid
In late October, 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 The Brickyard 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.
This year’s Justice Jam was a flashback to an 80’s Prom. All boy bands, big hair acts, and Valley girl wannabes were called to don their rad outfits and show off their wicked talent during a lip-synch/karaoke battle of 80s hit tunes in a chill atmosphere.
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 $20,000 for essential Cobb Legal Aid outreach activities.
“We at SM&P have always respected and supported Cobb Legal Aid,” said firm founder and managing partner Mary Montgomery. “Their place in the legal community is unmatched and critically important to so many. That’s why several of our attorneys give of their time and expertise to support them.”
Cobb Legal Aid is a 501c3 nonprofit that assists low-income people meet basic needs through free civil legal services. The organization helps its clients deal with some of life’s most basic needs — a safe home, adequate food, a decent education, fraud protection, and personal safety. Clients served have annual incomes below 200% of the federal poverty limit, which is about $22,980 for an individual or $47,100 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.