Note: The Georgia State Bar has an excellent referral system that will help you find exactly the pro bono attorney to help you with your specific legal problem. Note: The Georgia Justice Project provides legal services combined with social services and employment support for low-income individuals charged with a crime. Military personnel and veterans often have legal needs in their personal lives and specific to their military service. They also face financial and other civil law issues arising from sacrifices made in military life. Depending on eligibility, clients are put in touch with a lawyer in their geographic area who has expertise in their area of need. The key to choosing a quality legal aid lawyer is to contact a group that specializes in your particular legal issue and feel comfortable talking seriously with the person who represents your interests. To make your search easier, we`ve compiled a list of legal aid groups in Atlanta and sorted them by area of expertise. We found that people are often afraid of lawyers and what they charge for their services. There is a misconception about how much is expected of you to receive legal services from a law firm. In fact, there is so much misinformation that most people don`t realize that in many cases it is possible to get free and inexpensive legal assistance.
Note: The DeKalb Lawyers Foundation provides legal services through pro bono lawyers to low-income residents of DeKalb County. They deal with civil matters such as domestic relations, landlord-tenant, general disputes, wills and trusts, real estate, social security, bankruptcy, debtor-creditor, non-profit corporation, foreclosure, fraud, guardian ad litem, juvenile law and employment. Note: Many companies advertise “legal aid” on the Internet. You should always ask questions to make sure you are requesting services from a program that provides free legal assistance. Note: The Appalachian Family Law Information Center is designed to assist residents of Pickens, Gilmer and Fannin counties who wish to engage in national legal affairs or learn more about national affairs. They provide legal forms and information to people with family law disputes. To learn more about how we can respond to this crisis and access resources, visit atlantalegalaid.org/our-response-to-covid-19/ The program helps Veterans with disability-related legal issues and members with civilian and non-criminal needs. Individuals eligible for the Program include: (1) military personnel, including reservists and members of the National Guard, of E-5 rank or lower; (2) any member of the service with problems related to the disposition; (3) Military retirees and 100% disabled veterans facing financial hardship (financial hardship is suspected if the veteran`s income is equal to or less than 200% of the federal poverty line); and (4) Veterans seeking assistance with a service-related disability or other VA benefits. Note: Lawyers at the Senior Legal Hotline, a branch of the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, provide legal advice, short-term service, and refer to other attorneys or services as needed. The hotline is open on weekdays from 9:00 a.m.
to 3:00 p.m. and consultations are free for people over 60. GeorgiaLegalAid.org is a self-help legal website operated by the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, the Georgia Legal Services Program, and the State Bar of Georgia Pro Bono Project. This website was created with the financial support of Legal Services Corporation. Note: A government agency that protects consumers from unfair or deceptive marketing practices. They have telephone advisors who are willing to help consumers during normal business hours. Please contact Angie Tacker at firstname.lastname@example.org with a detailed request and your deadline. Note: The goal of the Justice Center is to reduce the cost of lengthy litigation so that it offers free mediation services. They arbitrate domestic issues with family members, neighborhood disputes, landlord tenant disputes, claims for money and personal property, crime-related allegations, juvenile disputes, commercial disputes, educational disputes, workplace disputes, bodily injury, disputes involving churches and communities, public policy disputes and land use and zoning issues.
Note: The Disability Law and Policy Center of Georgia is a non-profit organization that upholds the legal rights of people with disabilities through education, case-by-case assistance, mediation, and complex litigation. Note: Georgia Lawyers for the Arts meet the legal needs of artists and arts organizations in Georgia. They provide free legal advice to non-profit arts organizations with a budget of less than $500,000 and hold workshops on current art and legal issues, including contracts and copyrights, taxes and records, and non-profit incorporation. Note: Cobb County Legal Aid is a branch of the Atlanta Legal Aid Society. They provide free civil (non-criminal) legal services to very low-income people living in Cobb County. You may be eligible for a free or low-cost civil lawyer through a legal aid or pro bono program. If you have a legal problem in Georgia, visit www.GeorgiaLegalAid.org for a complete list of civil assistance programs. If you do not live in Georgia and need free or low-cost legal assistance, go www.Lawhelp.org. Calling 1-800-ATTORNEY (1-800-288-6763) will put you in touch with a lawyer in your area who is familiar with your state`s laws, is willing to listen to your concerns, and can explain the options available to you. Calls are answered 24 hours a day! Grandparents raising their grandchildren often face legal issues related to custody, adoption, public services, education, and other issues.
Note: The Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation provides low-income Georgians with civil law representation in civil cases, primarily through the use of pro bono lawyers. To access our online registration application, please see: atlantalegalaid.org/apply Note: This religious organization also offers free legal services in limited areas such as immigration rights, housing issues, and foreclosure defense. GeorgiaLegalAid.org, a joint project of the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc. and the Georgia Legal Services Program, is Georgia`s national self-help website. Here you will find resources such as background information, interactive step-by-step instructions for courts and legal forms, answers to frequently asked questions, training materials and brochures, as well as videos on legal issues such as family law, social benefits and housing. You can also find a database of contact information for legal advice offices, community organizations, information about bar associations and courts. The Military Legal Assistance Program, co-funded by the Georgia Legal Services Program and the Georgia State Bar Association, supports military personnel and veterans by connecting them with members of the state bar who are willing to provide free or discounted legal services. To be eligible for our services, you must comply with certain low-income insurance policies. Exceptions to eligibility may apply to seniors and certain other eligible applicants. Important: Call the check-in a few hours before the tour. To access legal services related to kinship matters, contact Kinship CareLine. Kinship CareLine may provide the necessary referral to the Georgia Legal Services Program or the Atlanta Legal Aid Society for advice or representation.
Helping low-income people meet their basic needs and remove barriers to justice through civil legal assistance. Atlanta Legal Aid appreciates its relationship with the press and other media. In addition to the wonderful advocacy opportunities, we have a host of nationally recognized experts in a variety of legal practices: Georgia has two organizations that provide legal advice and assistance to grandparents and other caregivers: the Atlanta Legal Aid Society and the Georgia Legal Services Program. The Atlanta Legal Aid Society serves the five central districts of the Atlanta metropolitan area (Fulton, DeKalb, Clayton, Cobb, and Gwinnett). The Georgia Legal Services Program serves all other counties. Note: The Women`s Resource Centre provides services to survivors of domestic violence and their children. They also host a 24-hour hotline, provide confidential emergency shelters, peer support groups, and lawyers. Note: Raksha`s mission is to promote a stronger and healthier South Asian community through confidential support services, education and advocacy. They provide technical assistance in completing the appropriate immigration documents that allow them to work in the United States and refer clients to legal resources that can help them obtain the appropriate immigration status. Note: The Southside Legal Center is a pro bono legal services program that provides legal services for family law, housing, real estate law, guardianship and business law to low-income individuals.
They ask customers for a flat rate of $50, which will be donated to a charity. The legal world can be a confusing place, so it`s usually in your best interest to hire a qualified professional. Unfortunately, many people do not have the means to be represented by a lawyer. If you are one of them, legal aid is a fantastic way to balance the odds in your favor. Atlanta`s mutual legal aid groups specialize in representing low-income people and people in particularly vulnerable positions, such as recent immigrant women or abused women. Note: The Institute for Foreclosure Legal Assistance is affiliated with the Atlanta Legal Aid Society and is dedicated to providing legal representation to families facing foreclosure and financial ruin due to subprime mortgages.