Tenant Defense Project

Organization: Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc.

Landlords of federally-subsidized properties and private properties with federally-backed mortgages are prohibited under the CARES Act from filing evictions for nonpayment until July. Atlanta Legal Aid expects improper filings to continue in the interim, as well as a large influx of eviction filings once the CARES Act restriction expires. We are seeking volunteers to provide a range of services to affected tenants, including consultations/advice, self-help answers to evictions, an/or  representation. Advice and self-help services may be provided remotely. This project is suitable for attorneys licensed to practice in Georgia. 


Volunteers will receive training, materials, and support from experienced Atlanta Legal Aid attorneys.

  • Minimum Commitment
  • Mentoring Provided
  • Training Provided
  • Relevant Experience Preferred
  • LAR Certification Required
  • Malpractice Coverage Provided
  • Project Type
  • Location Name
    Atlanta Legal Aid
  • Project For
  • Populations Served
    General low-income
  • Subject Areas
    Housing Preservation