Jimmy Franklin, a partner in the Statesboro law firm of Franklin, Taulbee, Rushing, Snipes and Marsh, was elected recently president of the Georgia Bar Foundation, which is the charitable arm of the Supreme Court of Georgia.
A former president of the State Bar of Georgia, Franklin volunteered to be the first leader of the Statesboro Fellows and help get the Georgia Bar Foundation Fellows grant program up and running. He then advocated for this new concept at the recent grants meeting of the Georgia Bar Foundation, which resulted in Statesboro becoming the test city for this new grant concept to the benefit of Safe Haven.
Safe Haven, a Statesboro charity that focuses on the victims of domestic violence, received the $2,500 grant from the Georgia Bar Foundation, the largest legal charity in Georgia.
Safe Haven, which has assisted the victims of domestic violence in Bulloch, Candler, Effingham, Jenkins, Screven and Washington counties since 1989, received a support grant in a new model program of the Georgia Bar Foundation.
The Statesboro Fellows of the Georgia Bar Foundation nominated several organizations in the Statesboro area for the award.
"After a significant review of all nominations, the Board of Trustees of the Georgia Bar Foundation decided to award the grant to Safe Haven," Franklin, said. "This is a first grant of a new grant program, and States-boro was chosen as the model test site. Safe Haven met all the requirements of a worthy, law-related charity that could make good use of such a grant."
The Fellows Program of the Georgia Bar Foundation is a group of the most influential lawyers in the State of Georgia.
Attornies interested in becoming a Fellow can call Franklin at (912) 764-9055 or Len Horton in the office of the Georgia Bar Foundation at (404) 588-2239.