Tag Archives: ProBono

No footprints


While I dedicate my blog to discussions about access to justice and pro bono, I occasionally write about poverty experiences. I find it difficult to identify solutions to poverty law issues without giving consideration to the context. _______________ One’s sense … Continue reading

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Lawyers for the poor scarce in rural Georgia: More on the story


I have updated information on where in Georgia you may have difficulty finding a lawyer for the kind of civil legal problem you may have. If you can’t afford a lawyer, and need pro bono or “low bono’ help, you … Continue reading

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A reminder about the Georgia Supreme Court Extended Service Program Rule – a plus for pro bono


In December 2009, the Supreme Court of Georgia passed an order highly beneficial to pro bono and public interest law in Georgia. The December order created new Part XX of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Georgia and allows … Continue reading

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State Bar of Georgia seeks nominations for annual civil pro bono awards


On an annual basis, the State Bar of Georgia Access to Justice Committee and the State Bar of Georgia Pro Bono Project solicit nominations for the State Bar’s Pro Bono Awards. The pro bono awards recognize outstanding lawyers and lawyer-driven … Continue reading

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Read this law practice management article


I’m jumping back to the winter of 2009 to revisit an interesting article in the ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs’ newsletter, Highlights. The article, “Understanding Stress in a Public Sector Legal Environment“, addresses not only causes of stress in … Continue reading

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A Visual Presentation for pro bono volunteers from Georgia Legal Services


One of my pro bono colleagues in Minnesota, Martha Delaney, and I have been talking about ways to engage volunteer lawyers and to discern basic elements of volunteer lawyer orientation.  She introduced me to Prezi as an alternative to the … 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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State Bar Pro Bono Project set to launch webinar series for servicemembers and veterans volunteer lawyers


In February, the State Bar of Georgia Pro Bono Project begins a monthly series of webinars aimed at volunteer lawyers who provide legal services to servicemembers and veterans. The first webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at 2pm. … Continue reading

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