Pro Bono March Madness
2014 Participating Organizations
The Atlanta Legal Aid Society has represented Atlanta's poor in civil legal cases since 1924. Their work helps clients deal with some of life's most basic needs -- a safe home, enough food to eat, a decent education, protection against fraud, and personal safety. Clients come from Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, and Gwinnett Counties in Georgia.
AVLF is a non-profit organization that coordinates the provision of free legal representation to low-income people through the generosity of attorneys in the Atlanta community. The Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation was created through the joint efforts of the Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers, the Gate City Bar Association, and the Atlanta Legal Aid Society in 1979 to offer lawyers an opportunity to provide civil legal representation for the poor. Since then, AVLF has provided representation for indigent clients through the efforts of volunteer private attorneys, its student clinical program and various outreach programs.
The Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights (Young Center) is a human service and policy advocacy program dedicated to advocating for the best interest - safety and well-being - of immigrant and refugee children who are alone in the United States. We’re working to develop a national network of Child Advocates for unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children and to promote consideration of best interest in all decisions affecting unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children in the United States.
Georgia Appleseed connects top private practice lawyers, corporate counsel, law schools, civic leaders, and other professionals throughout Georgia to tackle difficult social problems at their root causes.
The Georgia Asylum & Immigration Network is a Georgia-based, non-profit network of legal professionals dedicated to providing services to individuals in need of asylum.
Georgia Justice Project (GJP) breaks the cycle of poverty by defending the indigent criminally accused and, win or lose, standing with them as they rebuild their lives. With over 25 years of experience, GJP has developed a comprehensive suite of services, coupling holistic legal defense and social services with advocacy support, to address the barriers to economic stability faced by the criminally accused.
GJP serves the lowest-wealth members of our community who are also at the highest risk for criminal involvement. Our clients are between the ages of 14 and 58 – with more than half between age 17 and 25. 65% are male, and most live in the City of Atlanta (55%) and neighboring DeKalb County (35%).
The College of Law is committed to providing an excellent, affordable, and distinctive legal education to a diverse student body; to promoting legal scholarship and service that enrich the legal profession and the communities we serve; and to capitalize on the unique environment in which we are located.
The Health Law Partnership (HeLP) is an interdisciplinary community collaboration among the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and Georgia State University College of Law to improve the health of low-income children and their families.
By combining the healthcare expertise of hospital professionals with the legal expertise of attorneys, HeLP provides a coordinated and integrated set of services to address the multiple determinants of children’s health. HeLP is also an educational project that promotes interdisciplinary teaching and learning. HeLP seeks to improve the public’s health by fostering knowledge, understanding, and a cooperative spirit between the healthcare and legal professions.
Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta is a tax-exempt public charity whose mission is to make it as easy and enjoyable as possible for transactional lawyers at corporations and law firms to provide valuable pro bono services for nonprofit agencies serving the public interest in Metropolitan Atlanta. PBP-ATL serves community-based nonprofits whose primary purpose is to operate ongoing programs or activities that benefit low-income communities or that otherwise serve the public interest.
Truancy Intervention Project Georgia's mission is to provide advocacy and other resources to Georgia's children and their families to prevent school failure. Serving some 400 children annually, TIP has the vision of eradicating school failure through ongoing collaborations with the Fulton County Juvenile Court, Atlanta City and Fulton County Public School Systems, The Atlanta and Georgia Bar Foundations, and innumerable community-based outreach programs that work to serve children and families.