You can provide disaster legal services


Since 1994, the Georgia Legal Services Program (GLSP) has been the lead provider of disaster legal services in Georgia.

In the event of an federal disaster declaration in Georgia, GLSP, the State Bar YLD and the State Bar Pro Bono Project coordinate the delivery of free legal information, advice and representation for disaster survivors.  These services may address: ID replacement, repair contracts, real property insurance, FEMA benefits applications, emergency food stamp benefits, emergency unemployment insurance, and more.

If you are a Georgia attorney, we may call upon you during a disaster to meet with survivors to listen and counsel.  In the early days and weeks of a disaster, most survivors do not have a legal problem they have identified.   Most need to know how to find legal help later down the road.  Occasionally, you will be needed to help them deal with emergency services or to help them understand their insurance policies.

GLSP attorneys and the Pro Bono Project are available to provide volunteer lawyers with instructions and support on-site.  Our disaster law resources may be found here: www.GeorgiaAdvocates.org/GOJC.

For more information, contact Mike Monahan at probono@gabar.org.

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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.
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