Monthly Archives: February 2009

Veterans disability claims process webinar serves 68 lawyers


The State Bar of Georgia Veterans and Military Pro Bono Committee and the State Bar of Georgia Pro Bono Project held their first webinar in a series today.  This afternoon’s 1-hour webinar, called “Veterans Disability Claims 101“, was attended by … Continue reading

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Nudging local bar associations over to our mission


I travel to many local bar association meetings during the year.  The pep talk, my expression of appreciation, the handshakes and face time all amount to something for my efforts, but I wonder.  I mostly wonder what the members take … Continue reading

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Law students in Georgia engaged, creative


I have been observing some very interesting law school activities of late at the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, and the University of Georgia School of Law in Athens. Mercer law students have … Continue reading

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The next generation of leaders


Here’s a teaser from an article I have written for the next State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division newsletter: The Boomer generation has been hailed and assailed.  A question remains for our discussion here:  Have they raised up their … Continue reading

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22 Ways A Blog Can Rock Your Non-Profit’s Social Media Campaign


Think about social media for legal services?  Yes!   Check out why …

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Tornado season approaching, time to review disaster legal services plan


It’s time to check in with our Young Lawyers Division to review our disaster law materials and protocols. If you’re a lawyer interested in helping your community when disaster strikes, sign up on our website, GeorgiaAdvocates.org.  You can access our … Continue reading

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Out of a job? Need to estimate food stamp eligibility?


We have a free, secure, online calculator to help you estimate the amount of food stamps you might be eligible for if you have little or no income.  Click HERE to access the Estimator.   You’ll have to register to … Continue reading

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The R Word


more about ““, posted with vodpod

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Foreclosure mitigation in Georgia – Counseling & legal services


Foreclosure mitigation assistance in Georgia is managed by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. The Georgia Legal Services Program has entered into a partnership with DCA to provide access to legal services.  DCA’s housing counselors will, after providing extensive counseling,  … Continue reading

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Counseling the jobless client- Challenges for lawyers in private practice


Many lawyers whose practice does not traditionally extend to poverty law areas now see clients who have lost their main source of income.  The middle class client now presents income maintenance, housing and nutrition issues. Georgia lawyers can find a … Continue reading

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Learn how to help clients with tax issues


AARP Tax-Aide Locations AARP has released its directory of tax-aide locations. Volunteers at these sites provide free tax return preparation assistance to low and middle-income individuals “with special attention to those ages 60 and older.” Clients under age 60 are … Continue reading

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Blog evolution …


I just finished moving Lawscape from Blogspot.com to this WordPress.com. I began Lawscape back in 2006 on Blogspot, but never really invested too much time in it. Later, I started a blog for my son’s high school marching band on … Continue reading

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