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Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers Pro Bono Project - AVLF's Saturday Lawyer Program
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Be part of supporting a critical program that could not exist without your volunteer efforts. Join your colleagues in making a meaningful difference in the lives of fellow Atlantans. Get the opportunity to litigate in a variety of judicial settings. Be part of a rich legal tradition forty years in the making. Gain valuable experience with a variety of legal issues. Give back to the Atlanta community.

1/9/2016
When: 01/09/2016
9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Where: Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
235 Peachtree St. NE
Suite 1750
Atlanta, Georgia  30303
United States
Contact: (404) 521-0781

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For forty years, the Saturday Lawyer Program at AVLF has provided low-income Atlantans with access to volunteer attorneys, and volunteer attorneys with a chance to do meaningful pro bono work. Those opportunities continue, with improvements that enhance the experience for all involved. 

Volunteer attorneys support the Saturday Lawyer Program in one or more ways:

  1. Volunteer on Saturday morning (9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.) to interview potential clients in person, assess their claims, and determine which cases, if any, you will accept for full representation. Most volunteers interview one or two clients each Saturday, and never more than three.
  2. Accept Saturday Lawyer Program cases for full representation, including those for which you conducted the initial interview and assessment on Saturday morning. 
  3. Consult with AVLF Staff Attorneys and AVLF volunteer attorneys about issues in which you have particular expertise.

Cases accepted through this program focus on:

  1. Securing unpaid wages.
  2. Promoting habitable and safe housing and ensuring return of security deposits. 
  3. Resolving other landlord-tenant disputes, such as illegal evictions or damage to tenants' property caused by landlords.

Poor and working class people are struggling now more than ever to maintain housing and financial security for their families. Please get involved in the Saturday Lawyer Program so that together we can support them during these challenging times.

 

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