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 and work in small cities and towns, drive through rolling countryside, spend downtime hiking in the mountains, buying fresh produce at roadside stands, playing in the surf, or enjoying the sunset from your front porch.

Georgia Legal Services lawyers are committed to providing high quality legal services.  The program is the largest law firm in Georgia for low-income households– and one of the largest in the country– with a long history of innovation.  GLSP lawyers have become leaders in the state and national legal community.  GLSP lawyers have become judges, state representatives and senators, and leading experts in their areas of practice.

So you want to work with us?  Most of our lawyers work outside Atlanta– usually far beyond Atlanta.  Learn more about Georgia.  Get some perspective.

  • Georgia– it’s bigger than Atlanta! Really.
  • The Statue of Liberty stands proudly alongside Route 341 in downtown McRae.  No, you can’t take the elevator up to the torch.
  • America’s African American Art, History and Culture in the heart of Georgia.  Macon is home to the Harriet Tubman Museum and the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.  And our GLSP office there is pretty popular, too!
  • When in Rome ….  Our Piedmont office can send you to court in Rome.  But they don’t speak Italian there.  They speak English. Sort of.  The Trail of Tears Museum in Rome brings you back to the first Americans.
  • No Acropolis here, but a tree makes history. Athens is home to a tree that owns itself.  You can’t make this stuff up.
  • Civil rights movement? Think Albany in southwest Georgia.  Before the most notable civil rights confrontations graced the cover of Time and the evening news, Albany, Georgia, was one of the first civil rights battlegrounds where four major civil rights organizations joined forces.
  • Swamp creatures. You’ll want to see Waycross, the small city right on the edge of 400,000 acres of quivering land, alligators and, well, swamp creatures.  Bring your mosquito repellent.  Gallon size.
  • Pass the sunscreen. Our Savannah office offers the opportunity to live in one of the most beautiful cities in the U.S.  Historic Savannah is home to one of the original thirteen courts created by the Judiciary Act of 1789.  And don’t forget the beaches and coastal marshes.
    “If you go to Atlanta, the first question people ask you is, “What’s your business?’ In Macon they ask, “Where do you go to church?’ In Augusta they ask your grandmother’s maiden name. But in Savannah the first question people ask you is ‘What would you like to drink?'” ( from Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil)
  • The Chicken Capital of the World. Seriously. Our Gainesville office can ruffle some feathers in a city famous for poultry.
  • Augusta, Georgia… Birthplace of Jessye Norman and James Brown?  Or just maybe you favor Laurel and Hardy?

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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2 Responses to Local interest for public interest lawyers

  1. Susan says:

    Augusta GA birthplace of artist Jasper Johns http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jasper_Johns

  2. Adrianne says:

    If you’re in Columbus, it is not a far drive to Pasaquan: http://www.pasaquan.com/

    Very cool farm remade into artwork.

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