Legal Aid Education Advocacy Project (LEAP)

Organization: Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc.

Want to protect education for disabled students?
Want to fight ableism and racism in the structures of schooling in Georgia?


LEAP into action and get involved with Atlanta Legal Aid's newest project: the Legal Aid Education Advocacy Project. As a volunteer attorney with this project, you will be defending the rights of students across the state and fighting for their needs to be met. 


Volunteer attorneys with this project will provide pro bono representation to students in K-12 schools across Georgia. Training for volunteers will focus on representation in Individualized Education Program (IEP) and school discipline cases. This project will specifically serve students in kinship caregiver families.


Important notes:

  • LEAPers will receive free training and LEAP will apply for CLE credit for all legal programs. 
  • LEAPers must take at least two cases pro bono in their first year of the program.
  • As a volunteer, you will have access to Legal Aid attorneys and other experts for support, as well as other LEAPers.
     


Click here for the application become a LEAPer.

  • Minimum Commitment
  • Mentoring Provided
  • Training Provided
  • Relevant Experience Preferred
  • LAR Certification Required
  • Malpractice Coverage Provided
  • Project Type
    Special Education
  • Location Name
    Multiple Locations
  • Project For
    Attorney
  • Populations Served
    Children & Youth
  • Subject Areas
    Education Law, Special Education Advocacy
  • Skills to be Developed
    Administrative hearing, Client advice and counseling, Client/witness interviewing, Negotiation