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Good News: Bar Association check presented

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Lawyers helping pave the path to justice for all. The Georgia Bar Foundation presented a $10,000 grant Wednesday to the Mediation Center of the Coastal Empire, which offers the opportunity to resolve business and personal legal disputes privately and without having to incur legal fees.

The center will use the money to add computers and staff, to move clients through faster and cut down on what is presently a four-week wait for its services.

"It's a great feeling to know that the bar foundation is able to help good, local law-related organizations like the mediation center that in turn helps people," said Patrick O'Connor, Georgia Bar Foundation.

"This is going to be a huge growth spurt for our center," said Trish Murphy, Mediation Center of the Coastal Empire. "We are new, we just opened in October of 2015 and so we are steadily growing. And as the wait, this will cut down on that, and allow people to get access to justice."

The grant was funded by the Georgia Bar Foundation's Fellowship Board.

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