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Thousands march in Washington, D.C., protesting police brutality and the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota at the hands of local police, on Saturday, June 6, 2020. Derek Chauvin, the police officer that was caught on video kneeling on Floyd’s neck for nearly 9 minutes as the unarmed, handcuffed man laid flat and unable to breathe, has been charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Mass demonstrations have taken place nationwide since the incident took place. (Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM) Thousands marched in June 2020 in Washington, D.C., protesting police brutality and the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota by local police. Mass demonstrations also have taken place nationwide since the incident. (Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM)

Balch & Bingham launched an initiative Wednesday to provide free legal services to minority- and women-owned small businesses.

The initiative, a response to the George Floyd killing and subsequent protests this summer, is a sign of how  firms are reshaping their pro bono efforts in the community in light of the rekindled racial justice movement. 

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Meredith Hobbs

Meredith Hobbs writes about the Atlanta legal community and the business of law. Contact her at [email protected] or 404.419.2837. On Twitter: @MeredithHobbs.

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