Tag Archives: Civil Justice

Georgia Legal Services Addresses Teen Dating and Violence

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Please take a look at a new public service announcement from Georgia Legal Services Program. Feel free to share the public service announcement with your community. Let Georgia Legal Services know if you … Continue reading

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About Public Law Libraries

If you are interested in access to justice, that is, justice and fairness within our legal system, then you might think about ways public law libraries can be put to use to help people.  There are two articles (PDF files) … Continue reading

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Make a Difference This Veterans Day

As Veterans Day approaches, you can take some simple steps to make a difference in the life of a service member or veteran. As a lawyer, you have the keys to the court house.  You can fly the flag and … Continue reading

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Left Behind

Left behind.  For those of us in the legal aid community who paid attention to millennial pop-religious culture some years back (who could avoid the overheated shouting?), you’ll recognize the phrase, perhaps with some bemusement.  We weren’t left behind to … Continue reading

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Access to a lawyer in southeast Georgia shrinks further

The Georgia Legal Services Program announced today that it is closing its Waycross, Georgia office due to cuts in federal funding and other funding sources. Read MORE about the office closure and where low-income Georgians must go for help now.

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LegalZoom Order- Implications for Access to Justice

Richard Zorza provides us with some insight into the Missouri District Court order that rejected LegalZoom’s motion for summary judgment. Lawyers from Georgia’s access to justice community have been developing online forms for low-income households and, in conjunction with several … Continue reading

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Center for American Progress: Debt Deal Leaves Americans Living in Rural Poverty Behind

In its blog today, the Center for American Progress provides insight into how the recent debt deal affects rural Americans. While many Americans have much to be concerned about, rural Americans do indeed deal with many harsh issues. Rural Americans … Continue reading

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Reminder: Pro Bono Initiative to help distressed lawyers in Georgia

The State Bar of Georgia Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency (CCLC) and the State Bar of Georgia Pro Bono Project teamed up in 2009 to help attorneys in Georgia meet their continuing legal education requirements and give a boost to … Continue reading

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Georgia farmworker advocacy program launches a blog to tell its story

The Farmwworker Rights Division of Georgia Legal Services Program has launched a blog, GeorgiaFarmworkerRights.org, that tells the story of its work and mission. Check it out.

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Three Georgia Bar Members Named to National Pro Bono Task Force

Atlanta – The new Pro Bono Task Force announced this week by the Legal Services Corp. (LSC) Board of Directors includes three members of the State Bar of Georgia. Michael L. Monahan, pro bono director of the State Bar of … Continue reading

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Pro bono bling at the annual Bar meeting

The State Bar of Georgia’s annual Pro Bono Awards have been announced. The State Bar Access to Justice Committee and the State Bar Pro Bono Project recognize dedicated pro bono lawyers and civil pro bono programs that create new and … Continue reading

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Read this law practice management article

I’m jumping back to the winter of 2009 to revisit an interesting article in the ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs’ newsletter, Highlights. The article, “Understanding Stress in a Public Sector Legal Environment“, addresses not only causes of stress in … Continue reading

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