ATLANTA, October 10, 2012 -- Jason Edgecombe, a senior attorney in the business litigation practice of King & Spalding in Atlanta, has been named one of Atlanta’s most dedicated volunteers for his pro bono and community service work through the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation. He will receive the Excellence in Pro Bono Service Award for his work with the foundation's Eviction Defense Program at award ceremonies at Atlanta’s Piedmont Driving Club on October 19. The event is co-sponsored by the Atlanta Bar Foundation and the Lawyer Referral and Information Service of the Atlanta Bar Association.
Edgecombe has represented dozens of low-income tenants during his nine years at the firm, including seven clients in the last year. He began taking cases for the program in 2003, providing training for his colleagues, recruiting volunteers and mentoring new lawyers through their first cases. Since 2005, he has coordinated all of King & Spalding's pro bono work for the program.
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