DeKalb Pro Bono
The DeKalb Pro Bono Project refers low income clients who cannot afford private representation to volunteer attorneys. Cases are screened thoroughly by DeKalb Legal Aid attorneys. All cases are in DeKalb County and must fall within the case priority and financial eligibility guidelines set by Legal Aid. Your skills and expertise can make a real and immediate impact on the lives of those in need.
One of our greatest needs is with our monthly Landlord/Tenant Legal Clinic. Presented in partnership with the DeKalb Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, both landlords and tenants come to learn about the eviction process, Georgia Landlord/Tenant law, and the court process. This is a great opportunity for volunteers to get involved in our pro bono program!
We welcome volunteers for other opportunities as well. With your expertise and our support and training, together we can help our clients access critical legal services.
DeKalb Pro Bono Staff
Angela Riccetti, Co-Manager DeKalb Legal Aid
Don Coleman, Co-Manager DeKalb Legal Aid
Sarah Austin, Staff Attorney
Special Projects and Clinics
Tenant's Rights Clinic
Local landlords and tenants come to learn about the eviction process, including an overview of Georgia law, court procedures, and other tips. Tenants who qualify for Legal Aid's services can meet with an attorney for a short consultation, including how to file an answer, on a first come, first served basis. For more information on this limited scope opportunity, please contact Sarah Austin.
Great Whiskey Debate
Witness a unique group of local mixologists as they go head-to-head for spirits superiority. Come on out and do some good for your neighbors in need while YOU determine, once and for all, the best whiskey cocktail in metro Atlanta! Hosted by the DeKalb Volunteer Lawyers Foundation and DeKalb Legal Aid, this is an awesome way to support the critical pro bono legal services provided by two great organizations. Visit GreatWhiskeyDebate.org for details and to purchase tickets.
Pro Bono Awards Breakfast
Our annual breakfast recognizing our dedicated volunteers. This breakfast is held in our downtown headquarters and features special pro bono achievement awards, project awards and 50 hour volunteer recognition. Watch for details in our newsletter, Summary Justice.
Visit our office:
9am - 4pm, Monday through Friday