Monthly Archives: April 2009

Big Law


In an April 24, 2009 article in the Fulton County Daily Report, “Pro Bono: Atlanta lawyers step up to the plate in the wake of economic turmoil”, the reporter details (Atlanta, not Georgia) Big Law’s lawyer surplus and legal aid’s … Continue reading

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My Top Favorite Sites (A Work in Progress)


GeorgiaAdvocates.org Techno.la LSNTAP LSC LRI ABA Pro Bono LegalAid-GA

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New Pro Bono Initiative to help distressed lawyers in Georgia


The State Bar of Georgia Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency (CCLC) and the State Bar of Georgia Pro Bono Project are teaming up to help attorneys in Georgia meet their continuing legal education requirements and give a boost to pro … Continue reading

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State Bar Pro Bono Project will host Internet Cafe at Bar’s Annual Meeting


The State Bar of Georgia will host its annual meeting at Amelia Island Plantation June 18-20, 2009. In addition to its usual exhibitor’s booth, the State Bar Pro Bono Project will host an Internet Cafe to offer lawyers a place … Continue reading

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State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division Disaster Law Committee Takes on New Work


The State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division Disaster Law Pro Bono Committee, along with the State Bar of Georgia Pro Bono Project, will undertake a large-scale re-write of the current YLD Disaster Law Handbook. In addition to the handbook … Continue reading

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Back to Charity vs. Justice


Charity will never be true charity unless it takes justice into account … Let no one attempt with small gifts of charity to exempt themselves from the great duties imposed by justice. – Pope Pius XI, Divini Redemptori (On Atheistic … Continue reading

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Law Firms Seek to Place Associates in Public Interest – Rules of Engagement Developing


The Public Service Law Network (PSLaw.net)- “the online clearinghouse for law students and lawyers to connect with public interest opportunities and information on public interest careers” reports on the growing trend of law firms seeking a place for underworked lawyers … Continue reading

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From the LSC Press Office: LSC Urges Congress to Increase Legal Aid Funding


Washington, DC—The Legal Services Corporation today urged a House Appropriations subcommittee to increase funding in Fiscal Year 2010 for civil legal assistance to the nation’s poor. LSC President Helaine M. Barnett and LSC Board of Directors Vice Chairman Lillian R. … Continue reading

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Military & Veterans Legal Project Webinars Continue


The State Bar of Georgia Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Assistance Project Home Front addresses the legal needs of veterans and servicemembers. The Home Front is staffed by the State Bar of Georgia Pro Bono Project, a Georgia Legal Services Program … Continue reading

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You can provide disaster legal services


Since 1994, the Georgia Legal Services Program (GLSP) has been the lead provider of disaster legal services in Georgia. In the event of an federal disaster declaration in Georgia, GLSP, the State Bar YLD and the State Bar Pro Bono … Continue reading

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