Tag Archives: Legal Services

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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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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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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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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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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Georgia Legal Services attorney Cristina Meneses talks work – “Making the U.S. dream a possibility”


The Fulton County Daily Report has profiled Georgia Legal Services attorney Cristina Meneses and her work with immigrant families in rural Georgia. Cristina is an attorney with the Macon Regional Office that covers 22 mostly rural counties in central Georgia. … 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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Changes to Loan Modification Programs Target Unemployed


In March, HUD announced adjustments to the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) and to the similar Federal Housing Administration (FHA) programs. These adjustments are designed to meet the needs of unemployed homeowners and to help homeowners who are underwater on … Continue reading

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What happens to people who lose their homes?


The Newnan, Georgia Times-Herald Online provides insight into where families go to live post-foreclosure.  “What happens to people who lose their homes?” notes that former homeowners aren’t necessarily becoming renters right away.  That means we may not fully understand the … Continue reading

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Budget Cuts Hurting Safety Net Programs


Georgia Public Broadcasting reports that the budget passed by the Georgia House Appropriations calls for a cut of more than a hundred state workers who process applications for food stamps and Medicaid programs. Those are the ones who would really … Continue reading

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“Lawyers a luxury in rural Georgia”- a front page story from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution


Most Georgians might think there are too many lawyers, but anyone– especially middle or low-income– with a legal problem outside Atlanta knows better. Not that Georgia is in short supply of lawyers. There are more than 28,200 of them actively … Continue reading

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Georgia Legal Services Program relocates several offices


The Savannah Regional Office of Georgia Legal Services (GLSP) has moved from its longtime offices at 10 Whitaker Street to 6602 Abercorn St., where it opened on Monday. Georgia Legal Services, which provides free legal assistance to low-income people in … Continue reading

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