Monthly Archives: August 2011

Access to a lawyer in southeast Georgia shrinks further


The Georgia Legal Services Program announced today that it is closing its Waycross, Georgia office due to cuts in federal funding and other funding sources. Read MORE about the office closure and where low-income Georgians must go for help now.

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Protecting wage earners is not a frivolous activity


An August 6, 2011 letter to the editor in the Savannah Morning News, written by Tea Partier Jeanne Seaver, painted the work of lawyers representing farm workers as frivolous. The litigation to protect their rights as US citizens to agricultural … Continue reading

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LegalZoom Order- Implications for Access to Justice


Richard Zorza provides us with some insight into the Missouri District Court order that rejected LegalZoom’s motion for summary judgment. Lawyers from Georgia’s access to justice community have been developing online forms for low-income households and, in conjunction with several … Continue reading

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Center for American Progress: Debt Deal Leaves Americans Living in Rural Poverty Behind


In its blog today, the Center for American Progress provides insight into how the recent debt deal affects rural Americans. While many Americans have much to be concerned about, rural Americans do indeed deal with many harsh issues. Rural Americans … Continue reading

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Rural lawyer tidbits


I commend to you a July 2011 post on the blog, Rural Lawyer. Take a moment to read Yesterday’s Myths, Today’s Needs.

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Reminder: 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 teamed up in 2009 to help attorneys in Georgia meet their continuing legal education requirements and give a boost to … Continue reading

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Georgia farmworker advocacy program launches a blog to tell its story


The Farmwworker Rights Division of Georgia Legal Services Program has launched a blog, GeorgiaFarmworkerRights.org, that tells the story of its work and mission. Check it out.

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Legal aid lawyers invited to help design the next generation of electronic case files


Representatives of the federal judiciary are inviting civil legal aid attorneys to participate in a project to develop the Next Generation Case Management/Electronic Case Files system. READ MORE…

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Three Georgia Bar Members Named to National Pro Bono Task Force


Atlanta – The new Pro Bono Task Force announced this week by the Legal Services Corp. (LSC) Board of Directors includes three members of the State Bar of Georgia. Michael L. Monahan, pro bono director of the State Bar of … Continue reading

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Using Technology to Deliver Pro Bono Services


If you’ve read my blog, you know I am a proponent of using technology to increase access to justice. The current ABA Journal highlights in brief a useful way to employ technology in service of pro bono. The ABA Journal … Continue reading

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I have called legal aid for help and they turned me down


You may be wondering why you can’t find a lawyer to help you with your legal problem. First, legal aid lawyers care about your legal problem. Second, whether this makes you feel better or not, you are not alone—by far—in … Continue reading

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