The YLD Family Law Committee hosted their eleventh annual Supreme Cork fundraiser on February 16, 2017, at the 5 Seasons Brewing Company in West Midtown. The fundraiser featured a beer & wine tasting along with a silent auction. The event raised money for the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation’s (AVLF) Guardian ad Litem Program and Domestic Violence Program. Members of the YLD Family Law Committee along with the committee’s co-chairs, Jonathan Brezel, of the Ordway Law Group, LLC, and Michaela Mericle, of Stern & Edlin Family Law, P.C. attributed to the overwhelming success of this event. The service and dedication of YLD Family Law Committee and staff members at AVLF played a major role in mobilizing the legal community to support this worthy cause. It is worth mentioning that this event would not be possible without the contributions of the sponsors, the merchants who provided items for the silent auction, and the family law community as a whole. The YLD Family Law Committee and AVLF specifically extend their gratitude to all of this year’s generous sponsors:
Boyd Collar Nolen & Tuggle, LLC | IAG Forensics | Nedra Wick, ESQ., LLC| Dr. Allison Hill, J.D., Ph.D. | Stern & Edlin, P.C.
Hedgepeth, Heredia & Rieder | Ordway Law Group, LLC
Gary Alembik Mediation and Arbitration Solutions | Connell Cummings | Dr. Andrew Gothard and Atlanta Psychological Services | John Marshall Law School | Levine, Smith, Snider & Wilson, LLC | Smith & Lake, LLC | Warner, Bates, McGough, McGinnis & Portnoy
This year marks the fifth time that AVLF has been named as the beneficiary of the Supreme Cork. The funds raised at this year’s event were specifically aimed to benefit AVLF’s family law programs. AVLF’s Guardian ad Litem Program provides volunteer attorneys, trained and supervised by AVLF, to serve as guardians ad litems in contested custody cases for low-income households. AVLF’s Domestic Violence Program operates the Safe Families Office in conjunction with Partnership Against Domestic Violence. This program provides free legal and safety planning assistance to survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. This program also trains and places volunteer attorneys to represent survivors of domestic violence at hearings regarding temporary protective orders. Please contact Michaela Mericle for more information about the event and to discuss opportunities to sponsor or donate items for next year’s event.