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 attorneys in Georgia who are not yet admitted (“out-of-state attorneys”) to the Georgia Bar to practice law “as if admitted and licensed to practice law in Georgia” if the attorney associates with, is supervised by, or serves as a volunteer attorney, with the Attorney General, a public defender, a licensed attorney with a public interest program, etc..

The Extended Public Service Program rules can be found here.

If you are not yet licensed in Georgia, and would like to support pro bono and public interest programs, consider working under the Extended Public Service Program. For more information on pro bono opportunities and programs, send an email to probono@gabar.org


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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