Magen McRoberts of Auction Eventworks was the auctioneer for the AVLF's 2019 PurShoeing Justice event at King & Spalding in Midtown.
Makeup artist Carl Chambers demonstrates Dior makeup for LaVonne Williams during the 2019 AVLF PurShoeing Justice event.
AVLF board member Elizabeth Finn Johnson (left) and Magen McRoberts during the auction at the 2019 AVLF PurShoeing Justice event.
Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta executive director Rachel Spears (from left), AVLF deputy director Michael Lucas and Raksha executive director Aparna Bhattacharyya.
Gate City Bar Association President Cinque Axam of Axam Roberts Legal Group (from left), Meka Ward of The Home Depot and Ty Brown of Hawkins Parnell & Young.


Raquel Crump of The Employment Law Solution: McFadden Davis (from left) with Nadia Saleem and Sarah Primrose of King & Spalding.
Fulton County Clerk of Superior Court Tina Robinson (left) and chief deputy/public affairs manager for Fulton County Clerk of the Superior and Magistrate Courts Nicholas Cotten.
Alaina Reukauf of Fox+Mattson, Michele Fox and Claire Mattson of Fox+Mattson.
AVLF development director Libby King gets some fashion advice from Brenda Sherwood of Wilton Place Boutique during the 2019 AVLF PurSHOEing Justice event.
Madison Mongin of The Strategic Group (from left) with Bennett Thrasher partner Betsi Barrett and senior manager Nina Desai.


This year, Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation’s Domestic Violence Project celebrates its 10th Anniversary and will assist more than 3,000 victims of intimate partner violence and stalking. The sixth annual PurSHOEing Justice fundraiser to raise awareness of domestic violence in the Atlanta area and celebrate the AVLF volunteers and programs that help survivors was held Feb. 27 at the newly renovated King and Spalding offices. More than 300 attendees came ready to shop the auction featuring designer shoes as well as other items, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from Coast2Coast Catering.

The most powerful moment of the evening, by far, was the speech given by a survivor of domestic violence who received assistance from the Safe Families Office in taking action against her abuser. With help from AVLF’s team of attorneys and community advocates, she was able to  get the support she needed to start a new life for herself and her children.

One in every 4 women, and 1 in every 7 men will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. AVLF provides consultation services for survivors to get information about their legal options and referrals for other appropriate assistance. Each appointment also includes safety planning advice and focuses on respecting the survivor’s opinions and goals.