Monthly Archives: April 2010

Read about HIRE

Several days ago, I posted a few blog entries, one on a federal bonding program intended to help people with criminal records get jobs, and one about expungements of criminal records. Tonight I just discovered a new national resource, the … Continue reading

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Cleanup on aisle 3

In more innocent times, a trip to the grocery store yielded gently humorous vignettes: mutterings about the obstinate shopping cart wheel, a child grinning with obvious dribbling evidence of a few juicy grapes snatched from the produce department. In the … Continue reading

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State Bar section volunteer lawyers to cover the state for advice day

Atlanta, Georgia- The State Bar of Georgia General Practice and Trial Law Section is hosting an “Ask-a-Lawyer” day in 12 locations in Georgia on Thursday, May 20, 2010. The free advice clinic program is aimed at providing help to local … Continue reading

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Fulton County, Georgia Court Ambassadors Expand Access to Justice

Fulton Court Ambassadors are volunteers who greet and provide directions to Court visitors, guide tours of the Courts, assist judges in Mock Trial programs for school-age groups, lend a hand in Drug Court and work in programs to assist self-represented … Continue reading

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Local interest for public interest lawyers

Our clients aren’t in Atlanta– we’re Georgia Legal Services Program for a reason!  Georgia is the largest state east of the Mississippi.  Our lawyers cover 154 counties from 13 offices around the state.  If you work with us, you’ll live … Continue reading

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Just waiting for bread

I recently blogged on 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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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

“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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