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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.

Georgia’s “Incubator” Up for an Award- Vote for Us!

Lawyers for Equal Justice is a nominee for the 2017 Louis M. Brown Award and is also in the running for Brown Select (which will be presented to the Brown Award nominee that gets the most votes from the general … Continue reading

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Read about Georgia’s new law student practice rule- and access to justice approach

Professor Clark Cunningham,  Professor and W. Lee Burge Chair of Law and Ethics at the Georgia State University College of Law, outlines in the current edition of the Georgia Bar Journal the new law student practice rule recently published by the Supreme Court … Continue reading

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The Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service Year-in-Review

Originally posted on ABA Center for Pro Bono Exchange:
Mary Ryan, Chair, ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono & Public Service When I began my term as chair of the ABA’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service in…

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My Recent Bar Journal Articles

Here’s a list of links to my recent State Bar of Georgia Bar Journal articles. The upcoming April 2016 edition article is focused on pro bono and law practice management. February, 2016 Predictions: What’s Hot in Pro Bono for 2016 … Continue reading

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ABA Commission Paper on Legal Check-Ups Could Offer Opportunity to Integrate Private Providers Into ATJ Triage Movement — Richard Zorza’s Access to Justice Blog

A few days ago, the ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services, fresh from a major step forward in getting House of Delegates approval for their Model Regulatory Objectives, issued for comment a draft Issues Paper Concerning Legal Checkups. … Continue reading

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Pro Bono Innovation Grants from the Legal Services Corporation — ABA Center for Pro Bono Exchange

LSC 2016 PBI Conference – Innovations in Legal Services from Legal Services Corporation on Vimeo. In this video, Pro Bono Innovation Grants from the Legal Services Corporation are discussed in depth. The panel, Innovations in Legal Services, took place at … Continue reading

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The Needed Components for National ATJ Initiative Taking

Originally posted on Richard Zorza's Access to Justice Blog:
A couple of years ago, I blogged about what a state capacity for access to justice might look like.  Folks might find this post useful to start to talk about…

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The DOJ Access to Justice Research Workshop Is An Important Achievement And A Milestone

Originally posted on Richard Zorza's Access to Justice Blog:
The recent Research Workshop was sponsored by NIJ (National Institute of Justice) and ATJ (Access to Justice Initiative) within the Department of Justice, and by the National Science Foundation (NSF). …

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Rapid California Court Rule Action Shows Momentum is Building on Fines and Fees Issue

Originally posted on Richard Zorza's Access to Justice Blog:
Here is the story.  On May 1, the Fresno Bee ran a story under the headline: ACLU: Traffic-ticket policy by Valley courts unconstitutional.  The core of the story follows: A…

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Work for a court-based help center? Tell us.

I am working with the State Bar of Georgia Access to Justice Committee on an effort to help court-based help centers in Georgia. We would like to learn more about your services, your plans in regard to lawyer referral, assisted … Continue reading

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Toaster, elevator, hula hoop and air conditioning

I just returned from the American Bar Association Equal Justice Conference. I felt a bit agitated. I guess that’s the right word. It’s a feeling I always get at the end of several days of exchanging thought-provoking ideas and discussing … Continue reading

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Gone mobile

I’m very happy to announce that we have launched a mobile site for our client-focused legal information and help site, GeorgiaLegalAid,org.  On your smartphone, navigate to

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