Alison Ballard Appointed to Leadership Role in the Georgia Appleseed Young Professionals Council
Taylor English is pleased to announce that Alison M. Ballard has been appointed as president of the Georgia Appleseed Center for Law and Justice Young Professionals Council (YPC) and will serve a one-year term, beginning on July 1, 2016. Ms. Ballard will serve as a member of the Georgia Appleseed board of directors in an ex-officio capacity and will lead the YPC’s efforts to engage young professionals in the systematic social justice work of Georgia Appleseed.
At Taylor English, Ms. Ballard is a member of the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution, and Employment and Labor Relations practice groups. She represents corporations, executives, and individuals in a wide variety of commercial litigation, including professional liability matters, contractual disputes, business torts, fiduciary duties and employment disputes.
Ms. Ballard was recently co-honoree of Georgia Appleseed’s 2016 Good Apple Award for her leadership in the Student Tribunal Project and Foster Child Representation, a program through which YPC members train volunteer lawyers to represent students under the care and supervision of Georgia Division of Family and Children’s Services (DFCS) in student disciplinary administrative hearings. This award recognizes Ms. Ballard’s efforts in facilitating the program along with the rest of the committee. She previously served as secretary of the YPC and is also a member of the public school discipline hearing representation and events and fundraising committees.
Ms. Ballard is a past co-chair of the State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division, Labor & Employment Committee and a member of the State Bar E-Discovery and the Use of Technology Sections. She is also a member of the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers and volunteers with the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation (AVLF).
Ms. Ballard earned her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Georgia.
About Georgia Appleseed Center for Law and Justice
The Georgia Appleseed Center for Law and Justice is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, public interest law center with the mission to increase justice in Georgia through law and policy reform. The organization launched its Young Professionals Council to engage professionals aged 40 and under in their systemic social justice work. Georgia Appleseed Center for Law and Justice addresses serious issues of public concern by enlisting the volunteer services of lawyers and other professionals from around the state.
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