The annual Inspiration Awards ceremony was held Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. in Tull Auditorium (Emory Law School). Thank you to everyone who made this such a special event and to those who continue to support EPIC.
Click below to see the program video.
Master of Ceremonies: Daniel A. Bloom, '04L, Member, Pachman Richardson LLC.
Lifetime Commitment to Public Service Award: Robert N. “Robbie” Dokson, Shareholder, Ellis Funk, P.C.
Dokson has an abiding commitment to the Atlanta Legal Aid Society. He began his legal career at ALAS, serving as executive director for six years and as board president, officer and member for more than 30 years. Dokson also was a founding board member of the Justice Center of Atlanta, one of the nation's first mediation programs established in the late 1970s under a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice.
Presented by: Steve Gottlieb, Executive Director, Atlanta Legal Aid Society.
Outstanding Leadership in the Public Interest Award: Jeffrey O. Bramlett, Partner, Bondurant Mixson & Elmore LLP.
Bramlett is a renowned trial lawyer who has served as lead counsel for prison inmates and foster children as well as Fortune 100 companies. In the course of 30 years as a practicing attorney, he served as president of the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia, former national board member of the American Civil Liberties Union and current chair of Georgia’s American Constitution Society board of advisors.
Presented by: Teresa Wynn Roseborough, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, The Home Depot.
Unsung Devotion to Those Most in Need Award: Tamara Serwer Caldas, Deputy Director, Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation.
Caldas has devoted her legal career to public interest law. She worked with the Southern Center for Human Rights for six years, where she represented indigent clients challenging unconstitutional conditions of confinement and unsanitary conditions in Alabama's and Georgia's prisons and jails. Since joining the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation seven years ago, Caldas has worked with legal partners and local courts to protect tenants in foreclosed properties, and has advocated for local and state policies on behalf of low-income tenants and consumers.
Presented by: Marty Ellin, Executive Director, Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation.
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