Court-based law information centers available to (some) Georgians

The number of court-based self-help and legal information centers is increasing incrementally in Georgia.

These court-based centers are open to the general public and provide legal forms or forms packets and instructions that help people deal with legal problems when they either can’t find a lawyer who handles their type of legal matter or who can’t afford legal services.  The centers that offer forms packets usually also provide the local rules of the court that you must follow.

The self-help centers often provide computer and internet access for basic research, and may provide a list of lawyers who are interested in providing legal services.  The centers offer the pleadings packets to the public at no charge or for a very nominal copying charge.

If you do not live in a county served by a court-based self help center, the forms still may be of some use to you, but you should check with your local superior court clerk to determine if the forms are permitted in your local court.  Georgia does not have a unified court system, and that means that each court may require unique forms or special language in pleadings.

Here is a list of the court-based self-help centers in Georgia as of September 2011:

Georgia County | Law Information Center Website

I should also mention that, while you can access these resources from anywhere in the world, these self-help resources and online forms are for use only in Georgia courts and should not be used outside Georgia.

[Updated 10/22/2012]


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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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