Our inspirational client stories from staff and volunteers are both compelling and encouraging. With your help, access to justice is growing every day. At Legal Aid Pro Bono, our goal is to make volunteering a great experience for our pro bono attorneys and for our clients. We provide client intake, screening, legal check-ups, document collection and review. You provide discrete legal representation or advice. You direct the scope - limited or full service. Volunteer with us and see your interests, your schedule, and your experience working for good. Learn more about our law firm and law school partners here.
Erin King, Peters Rubin & Sheffield, PA
I've been passionate about doing pro bono work since I was in law school. I wanted to maintain that once I became a private attorney. This quote from martin Luther King Jr. summarizes why I fight for people: "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter."
Ben Persons, The Persons Firm, LLC
I represent clients seeking permanent protective orders as a result of domestic violence or stalking. The facts in my cases are hard to hear and I meet my clients when they are in a difficult and dark place. As a result, I get the privilege of watching fearful women be brave. I get the privilege of standing with my client, in the presence of the person she most fears, as she tells her difficult story to the Court. It is inspiring to watch your client do something so difficult and succeed. My life is enriched by each and every client Legal Aid sends me."
Rhonda Klein, Wimberly, Lawson, Steckel, Schneider & Stine, P.C.
Those of us who have been given much have a responsibility to give back. Too often those in need have problems that are important to them but they do not have the resources to hire a lawyer or the problem is not worth enough money to interest an attorney. Legal Aid allows me to help those in need in ways that most people cannot.
Ashley Akins, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP
It is personally rewarding to bring a positive, tangible result to a pro bono client, but this is only one reason why I volunteer. It is a great opportunity to learn new skills and expand your breadth of experience. I firmly believe that committing to yearly pro bono work will make you a more well-rounded lawyer. But most importantly, serving the disadvantaged is our responsibility. Some estimates show that one in five Georgians live in poverty and need legal help. Organizations like Atlanta Legal Aid help address this enormous need, but volunteers are crucial. I’m proud to give at least 50 pro bono hours each year.