Gwinnett Pro Bono Project
The Gwinnett Pro Bono Project, a partnership between Gwinnett Legal Aid and the Gwinnett County Bar Association, refers low income clients who cannot afford private representation to volunteer attorneys. Cases are screened thoroughly by Gwinnett Legal Aid attorneys. All cases are in Gwinnett 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 their lives.
We are always looking for attorneys for our Probate clinic, which meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, and our Consumer Law clinic, that meets the 2nd Thursday of each month. The clinics allow you to sign up for a specific time period, and have more control over the amount of time you spend doing Pro Bono work. To sign up for any of our clinics, click here
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Gwinnett Pro Bono Project Staff
Sheila Huff, Gwinnett Pro Bono Project Coordinator
Sheila Huff coordinates the Gwinnett Pro Bono Project, where she works closely with the local bar to place eligible, worthy cases with attorneys committed to helping low income litigants pro bono. Sheila managers our clinics and provides support and assistance to attorneys both in and out of the office.
Rachel Lazarus, Managing Attorney
Special Projects and Clinics
Gwinnett County Probate Clinic
Attention Probate and Estate attorneys!! Join the Gwinnett Pro Bono Project and the Gwinnett County Probate Court for our monthly Probate clinic the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, 1:00-4:30 p.m. Provide one-on-one advice and information to local residents on probate and estate matters, while networking with other probate attorneys and the court. Remember, clinics count towards your state bar pro bono requirement AND towards free CLEs and other benefits from the Gwinnett Pro Bono Project. Visit the project page for more details, or contact Sheila Huff (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Gwinnett County Consumer Law Clinic
Calling all consumer attorneys and attorneys willing to help consumers! Please join the Gwinnett Pro Bono Project in a monthly clinic advising pro se consumers of their rights and defenses in lawsuits (or the lack thereof) and helping people navigate Magistrate Court and basic State Court debt collection cases. No prior knowledge of collections or consumer debt needed; we will train you. Sign up for 3 clinics and get free CLEs from the Pro Bono Project! Get more information by emailing Sheila Huff (email@example.com).
Gwinnett Family Violence Project
The Gwinnett Family Violence Project (GFVP) is a project of Gwinnett Legal Aid. The project focuses on protecting the rights of victims of domestic violence by providing free advice and/or legal representation in matters of protective orders (TPO) due to family violence and/or stalking related to:
- Obtaining TPO’s
- Enforcing TPO’s
- Modifying TPO’s
For more information, contact Anne Marie Lugo.
Gwinnett Family Law Information Class and Clinic
The Gwinnett Pro Bono Project teams up with local Gwinnett attorneys for an informative class explaining the basic procedures for filing a family law action, responding, and navigating through the courts. Classes are held twice per month, one Wednesday afternoon and one Wednesday evening. The Clinic offers free forms and brief attorney consultations for low-income clients on Tuesdays and Thursdays, between 1pm and 5pm. To find more details, contact Rachel Lazarus (firstname.lastname@example.org).
You can sign up for any of our clinics here.
Monthly CLE Programs
As a perk to our volunteers, we offer monthly CLE programs for FREE to volunteers who regularly accept cases or sign up for 3 or more clinic spots (volunteers at any level receive a reduced price). The CLEs cover a range of topics, and each provides one (1) hour. Lunch is included. Find more information on our Facebook page.
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.
Please note: due to COVID-19, our offices are currently closed to the public. You can reach out office through the number below.
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324 W Pike St, Ste 200
9am - 4pm, Monday through Friday