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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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Pro Bono in Georgia Gone Mobile: An Update


In December 2011, I adopted the Mobilezen.com platform for a mobile website and app for pro bono state support activities.  Others around me were investing large sums in developing apps to support pro bono lawyers and to deliver information about … Continue reading

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Where the Lawyers Are, 2012


Most people think we have too many lawyers.  In reality, we have a lawyer shortage, at least in many parts of Georgia. Here’s a list (Link Below) of where the lawyers are/are not in Georgia and select poverty percentages by … Continue reading

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Make a Difference This Veterans Day


As Veterans Day approaches, you can take some simple steps to make a difference in the life of a service member or veteran. As a lawyer, you have the keys to the court house.  You can fly the flag and … Continue reading

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Left Behind


Left behind.  For those of us in the legal aid community who paid attention to millennial pop-religious culture some years back (who could avoid the overheated shouting?), you’ll recognize the phrase, perhaps with some bemusement.  We weren’t left behind to … Continue reading

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Occupy Atlanta


I took a seminar in law school on Civil Disobedience.  Discussion covered the concept of true civil disobedience and the lawyer’s role in a just society, including the lawyer’s duty to honor the law and his duty to counsel those … Continue reading

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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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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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Pro bono bling at the annual Bar meeting


The State Bar of Georgia’s annual Pro Bono Awards have been announced. The State Bar Access to Justice Committee and the State Bar Pro Bono Project recognize dedicated pro bono lawyers and civil pro bono programs that create new and … Continue reading

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Pro Bono and Law Practice Management – Revisited


In prior blog posts, I have noted that pro bono service is a law practice management issue, not so much for “Big Law” as it is for the solo or small firm lawyer. I have been participating in many of … Continue reading

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News Flash: We Launch Web Resource for Lawyers Serving Service Members and Veterans


ATLANTA (Nov. 10, 2010) – As Veterans Day approaches, the Georgia Legal Services Program has launched a new website to help lawyers in Georgia better serve veterans and service members in need. In response to the growing need for legal … 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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