Since 1924, Atlanta Legal Aid Society has offered free civil legal aid for low income people across metro Atlanta. With five neighborhood offices, three offices in Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta hospitals, three county courthouse projects, a variety of self-help clinics, and countless community education programs, Legal Aid lawyers and volunteers reach tens of thousands of people annually. More than 20,000 cases are represented by our staff of 75 attorneys and 1,200 volunteers every year.
What we do:
Atlanta Legal Aid can engage in direct representation, provide legal counsel through advice and brief services, promote awareness of legal rights and responsibilities through community education and other forums, assist with clients through legal clinics, distribute self-help materials and forms for those we cannot represent, partner with our local communities, courts, schools, and non profit organizations
What we cannot do:
As a recipient of federal funds, Atlanta Legal Aid is restricted by Congress as to some of the work we are allowed to do. We do not handle criminal matters. We do not take fee generating cases (medical malpractice, personal injury, premises liability, contingency matters, etc.). We do not handle class actions. We are not involved in litigation for prisoners or take certain categories of non-citizen clients. We do not engage in lobbying or rule making