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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.

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 m.GeorgiaLegalAid.org.

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Pro bono in print


I just had an article on pro bono published in the October 2014 Georgia Bar Journal.  Check it out.

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Richard Zorza on pro bono and the soul of the legal profession


In his blog, access to justice visionary Richard Zorza points to pro bono as the legal profession’s savior.  Read his article here: Pro Bono Could Lead the Way in Resolving the Struggle for the Soul of the Legal Profession.

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SMS and legal resources for the public


I’m working on a project now to deliver legal resources to the public via SMS.  The aim is to see if we can increase awareness of our free online legal help resources, motivate users to access those resources via SMS and … Continue reading

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Sweet, the same


In a rambling sort of way I sort through cabinets in which manila file folders rest until, crisp bottom fold lost and rounded, they open like wilted and faded petals over-revealing their aged content.  After 16 years in this pro … Continue reading

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Very Important Communications Research Released


Originally posted on Richard Zorza's Access to Justice Blog:
This is one of the most important posts I have ever written.  I am honored to be authorized to post the communications research conducted by Lake Research Partners and the…

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Why State-Based Advocacy Orgazations are Important — Two Lessons from Massachuetts


Originally posted on Richard Zorza's Access to Justice Blog:
Those of us who try to focus attention on the “access” side of access to justice are often criticized for not planning enough for impact advocacy side.  Two recent developments…

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