Beyond his dedication to the firm’s clients, Will is also committed to volunteering his time through pro bono legal work. Will currently serves on the State Bar of Georgia’s Access to Justice committee where he works to increase the public’s access to legal services. In 2008, he participated in the successful habeas trial of an inmate on Georgia’s death row. The trial was the client’s last hope of avoiding the death penalty for a crime he was mentally incapable of committing. Will also represented several Georgia non-profit environmental organizations in filing amicus briefs to stop permitting of a coal-fired power plant in southwest Georgia, emphasizing the significant impact of the plant’s emissions of carbon dioxide. Will also presently serves on the ACLU of Georgia’s legal committee. Will also gives his time to StartME, a business accelerator for local small businesses run by the Emory University School of Business as well as Due Justice Do 50 & the GA Innocence Project.
GA INNOCENCE PROJECT
The Georgia Innocence Project has a mission of freeing the imprisoned innocent using DNA testing and analysis, Educating the public about wrongful convictions, Advance practices to prevent others from suffering the same fate, and to Connect the exonerated with resources to help rebuild their lives.
The State Bar of Georgia’s Due Justice Do 50 initiative encourages every lawyer to devote at least 50 hours per year towards providing pro bono legal services. The initiative’s website allows attorneys to connect directly with pro bono matters in their preferred practice areas.