April 19, 2024

Thank You For Your Contributions to the 2024 Public Interest Law Auction


Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (AJMLS) Office of Development and Alumni Relations is thrilled to celebrate the success of the annual Public Interest Law Auction. This event is a testament to our collective commitment to public interest initiatives, which garnered over $5,000.00 in support.

We express sincere appreciation to those who contributed to the success of the auction. From the dedication of our faculty, staff, and students to the unwavering support of our esteemed alumni, friends, and sponsors, your generosity fuels the ongoing advancement of public interest law within our community.

Exploring deeper into public interest law, this auction offered a multifaceted exploration of its diverse realms. We had the privilege of hosting distinguished speakers who shared their invaluable insights and experiences. Our guest speaker, Deputy Director Ashton Murphy of the Georgia Judicial Qualifications Commission, offered profound perspectives on the power of serving in the Public Interest sector.

An additional heartfelt thank you extends to our special guests who lent their voices to this enriching dialogue: 

  • Nell Brimmer, U.S. Regional Manager – Pro Bono Services, Center for Reproductive Rights
  • Nina Gupta, Partner, Parker Poe
  • Dar’shun Kendrick, Georgia House of Representatives, Kairos Capital Legal Advisors 

Their expertise and passion exemplify the transformative power of public interest law in effecting positive change.

A special thank you, to Erik Provitt, Associate Director at Guidehouse, whose engaging presence as master of ceremonies enriched the auction. Also, a special appreciation to Carlton Lewis, Provisional Assistant District Attorney in Gwinnett County, whose auctioneering skills added an exciting flair to the live auction.

As we reflect on the success of the 2024 Public Interest Law Auction, we recognize the profound impact of your support. Together, we stand poised to uphold the principles of justice, equity, and opportunity inherent in public interest law. With appreciation and enthusiasm, we look forward to continuing this journey of advocacy and empowerment.

Warm regards,
Office of Development and Alumni Relations
Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School

2024 Renata Turner Award Recipient

Kaliyah Chisolm (J.D. Candidate 2025)

I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to complete my internship with the Juvenile division of the Public Defender’s Office without worrying about how I can meet my financial obligations over the summer. It is my dream to provide competent and affordable legal representation for underserved youth and the opportunity to learn this summer without financial worry is a blessing. Thank you so much for your support!

2024 Aspiring Public Defender Scholarship Recipient

Ashley Kreider (J.D. Candidate 2024)

I would like to extend my thanks to Attorney Eustice and all the donors who have made this scholarship possible. This scholarship has given me the financial freedom to continue pursuing my dream of working for the state to help indigent populations. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity the Aspiring Public Defender Scholarship has afforded me.

2024 Sponsors

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Thank You to Our Event Host