Warner, Bates, McGough, McGinnis & Portnoy will again host a gathering in support of the Guardian ad Litem Program of the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation. Now in its fourth year, the event will be held at the family law firm’s offices in the Riverwood 100 Building on Thursday, August 20, 2015, from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
In three years the event has raised approximately $50,000 for the Guardian ad Litem Program, which in 2012 had faced the prospect of discontinuing its services after losing a grant from Fulton County.
“Our firm is honored to host one of AVLF’s signature fundraising events for the fourth year in a row,” said Jim McGinnis, a partner at Warner Bates and Treasurer of the AVLF Board of Directors. “The services offered by AVLF and its Guardian ad Litem program are necessary for the continued well-being of youth in need across Atlanta.”
Sponsors for this year’s event include: Fulton County Daily Report, IAG Forensics, Network 1 Consulting, Paces and Vine, Professional Document Services, Signature FD, and State Bank.
AVLF has operated the Guardian ad Litem program in the Fulton County Family Division since 1990. The program provides training for private attorney volunteers to represent Fulton County children from low income households who are the subject of contested custody actions.