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Laurie Rashidi-Yazd

Atlanta Legal Aid Society
Pro Bono Director and Pro Bono Unit Managing Attorney
Atlanta, GA
Laurie is the Pro Bono Director and Pro Bono Unit Managing Attorney at Atlanta Legal Aid Society where she oversees the firm's volunteer projects and public/private partnerships.

An active member of the Georgia Bar Association, Cobb County Bar Association, Atlanta Bar Association, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and Georgia Association of Women Lawyers, Laurie stays connected with the legal community. She is a GAWL Leadership Class 2014 Alumna, winner of the Cobb Bar's Pro Bono Award for 2014, the 2015 GAWL President's Award, the 2016 GAWL Visionary Award and the 2016 Hon. Debra Bernes Community Service Award.

Laurie started practicing intellectual property and complex commercial law in Atlanta in 2004 but then opened her own solo practice until and taught legal studies classes until 2014 when she joined Atlanta Legal Aid.

In addition Laurie volunteers with numerous local non-profits, foundations, and charities. She serves on several local boards and enjoys collaboration with civic organizations.