Tag Archives: Justice & Fairness

Court-based law information centers available to (some) Georgians


The number of court-based self-help and legal information centers is increasing incrementally in Georgia. These court-based centers are open to the general public and provide legal forms or forms packets and instructions that help people deal with legal problems when … Continue reading

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Labor Department Partners With ABA in Lawyer Referral Program


The ABA Journal reports on a new access to justice initiative between the American Bar Association and the US Department of Labor that addresses the need for legal help for people who have filed administrative complaints regarding minimum wage violations … Continue reading

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Pro Bono – the next generation of leaders


Last year, I created a brief video addressing the need for the development of the next generation of pro bono leaders.  Here is the video. I apologize for the audio, but the use of headphones improves the quality of the … Continue reading

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Take a moment to read: “Lawyers as Rescue Workers: A Pro Bono Week Reflection”


Sharon Browning recently posted a wonderful article on her blog Just Listening about some uplifting and powerful pro bono stories. Please take a moment to read the pro bono story on her blog. Sharon is the former Executive Director of … Continue reading

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28 Mercer Law students receive stipends for 2010 summer internships


MACON – Twenty-eight law students at Mercer’s Walter F. George School of Law will be receiving summer stipends for working in a governmental or non-profit law office this summer. The stipends—which total $136,000—are funded by a combination of endowment income, … Continue reading

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We can help you do pro bono


The pro bono community here in Georgia has spent quite a bit of time reflecting on your needs as a current or potential volunteer lawyer. We know your time is valuable.  We know you’d like to help, but may not … Continue reading

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Just waiting for bread


I recently blogged on Martindale.com about a typical conversation with a caller in need of pro bono legal help. The article is part of a series of pro bono-themed articles for National Volunteer Week.  You can read “Just waiting for … Continue reading

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New online legal resources – from your ever-helpful friends at Technola


Technola has compiled a list of very useful online legal resources.  Check out “Recently Released Legal Resources.”

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Tools for helping people get jobs


Jobs are hard to come by, even in a good economy, for someone in the low-wage sector who has a credit problem or a criminal record. Jobs are very scarce in most rural areas of Georgia, so when someone comes … Continue reading

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Skadden fellow to work on school justice issues in central Georgia


Joining the ranks of Georgia Legal Services is Skadden Fellow Veronica Allen, a Duke University law school student, who will provide critical legal assistance to many of the students who are failing in Central Georgia’s public school system. Allen will … Continue reading

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All good things… A blog article from Law21.ca


“Eighty percent of the poor in the United States are unable to afford a lawyer or find pro bono help for their civil legal problems, according to the American Bar Association.” Continue reading

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Are you ITP or OTP? One letter can make a difference


If you’re from Georgia, you likely know the difference between ITP and OTP.  If you don’t, well, as we say with a drawl, “You’re not from around here, are you?” Your “ITP” or “OTP” status is an indicator of your … Continue reading

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