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About ProBonoGA

Lawyer and justice architect wannabe... I am the pro bono director for Georgia Legal Services Program and direct a program that is funded by GLSP and the State Bar of Georgia. I am a lawyer licensed to practice law in the state of Georgia, and not in any other jurisdiction. Nothing posted on this blog should be considered legal advice. Your use of this blog does not create an attorney-client relationship with me. I do not have an active legal practice and do not have clients. I am not using this site to market to clients. I do not recommend attorneys or law firms. If I reference an attorney or a law firm in this blog, I do so to tell a story, make a point, or urge you to think about an issue presented by that attorney or law firm.

Sweet, the same


In a rambling sort of way I sort through cabinets in which manila file folders rest until, crisp bottom fold lost and rounded, they open like wilted and faded petals over-revealing their aged content.  After 16 years in this pro … Continue reading

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Very Important Communications Research Released


Originally posted on Richard Zorza's Access to Justice Blog:
This is one of the most important posts I have ever written.  I am honored to be authorized to post the communications research conducted by Lake Research Partners and the…

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Why State-Based Advocacy Orgazations are Important — Two Lessons from Massachuetts


Originally posted on Richard Zorza's Access to Justice Blog:
Those of us who try to focus attention on the “access” side of access to justice are often criticized for not planning enough for impact advocacy side.  Two recent developments…

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Can the Self-Represented Collect For Time When Required by Opposing Attorney — Canada Moves


Originally posted on Richard Zorza's Access to Justice Blog:
Julie Macfarlane has a fascinating blog on the emerging jurisprudence in Canada dealing with the award of costs when time is required by an opposing attorney’s wrongful activities.  As I understand…

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Providing pro bono legal assistance to homeless veterans


Today, I’m at the Pro Bono Institute Conference in DC, then heading home. Yesterday’s session on tech went quite well. In the veterans law pro bono session yesterday, the consensus among the law firms and corporate counsel programs was that … Continue reading

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Self-Represented Litigation Network Plans Equal Justice Conference Pre-Conference


Originally posted on Richard Zorza's Access to Justice Blog:
Once again this coming year, the Self-Represented Litigation Network will be hosting a pre-conference in association with the NLADA/ABA Equal Justice Conference.  The pre-conference will be May 8, 2013, and…

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Mandatory Pro Bono for Admission: the Domino Effect?


Originally posted on ABA Center for Pro Bono Exchange:
The New Jersey Law Journal reported late last week that New Jersey is considering implementing a mandatory pro bono requirement for admission to the New Jersey Bar. Chief Justice Rabner and the…

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I’m a fan of Twitter


I’m a fan of Twitter.  That’s a lot like saying, “I like socks.”  But socks keep your feet warm and reduce irritation.  Socks also say something about you.  And socks are here to stay. I created a brief presentation about … Continue reading

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Mercer Law School, Macon Bar and Jones Cork host benefit concert for Georgia Legal Services Program


On Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 the Mercer University School of Law and the Macon Bar Association will stage a concert at the Cox Capitol Theater in Macon to benefit the Macon Regional Office of the Georgia Legal Services Program.  The … Continue reading

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Mobile tech grants in the legal aid community


I’m pleased that Richard Zorza‘s recent blog article included a couple of technology projects with which I will be involved over the next two years. In an article he posted today entitled, “LSC TIG Grants Announced — The Year of … Continue reading

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During National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Use Georgia Online Resources to Help Stop the Cycle of Violence


Site Offer Referrals, Information, Self-help Tools for Survivors and Resources for Advocates Atlanta, GA – October 1, 2012    One in four women and one in thirteen men will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. As National Domestic Violence Awareness Month … Continue reading

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A funder talks to other funders about civil legal services- watch the video


The Public Welfare Foundation has been making important grants in the area of access to civil justice.  Mary McClymont, PWF President, has also been making a major effort to talk to her foundation colleagues about the importance of supporting civil legal … Continue reading

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