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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.

Gone mobile


I’m very happy to announce that we have launched a mobile site for our client-focused legal information and help site, GeorgiaLegalAid,org.  On your smartphone, navigate to m.GeorgiaLegalAid.org.

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Work for a court-based help center? Tell us.


I am working with the State bar of Georgia Access to Justice Committee on an effort to help court-based help centers in Georgia. We have created a listserv for court-based help center staff around the state to share information and … Continue reading

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Pro bono in print


I just had an article on pro bono published in the October 2014 Georgia Bar Journal.  Check it out.

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Richard Zorza on pro bono and the soul of the legal profession


In his blog, access to justice visionary Richard Zorza points to pro bono as the legal profession’s savior.  Read his article here: Pro Bono Could Lead the Way in Resolving the Struggle for the Soul of the Legal Profession.

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SMS and legal resources for the public


I’m working on a project now to deliver legal resources to the public via SMS.  The aim is to see if we can increase awareness of our free online legal help resources, motivate users to access those resources via SMS and … Continue reading

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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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