Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation – Service Day

  • 19 Mar 2016
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • 235 Peachtree Street NE #1750, Atlanta, GA 30303

STONEWALL BAR ASSOCIATION DAY OF SERVICE

Please join the Stonewall Bar Association and the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation for the Saturday Lawyer Program on March 19th from 9 a.m. to noon (breakfast and coffee will be provided).  

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Saturday Lawyer Program, it is AVLF's oldest and largest program, providing low-income Atlantans with access to volunteer attorneys for over 40 years.  On March 19th, you have the chance to team up with the Stonewall Bar Association to do meaningful pro bono work for the people of Atlanta.  Cases accepted in the Saturday Lawyer Program focus on promoting safe and habitable housing and ensuring the return of security deposits, resolving other landlord-tenant disputes, such as illegal evictions or damage to tenant's property caused by landlords, securing unpaid wages, defending clients against wrongful debt lawsuits and garnishments and  stopping harassment and unfair debt collection practices by debtors.  

The Saturday Lawyer Program does not require any specific training.  Simply show up, enjoy breakfast with fellow Stonewall Bar Association members and interview potential AVLF clients and assess their claims.  There is no obligation to represent any of the potential clients that you interview (though you are welcome to do so).  Many of these individuals feel wronged and simply want a moment to be heard by someone willing to listen.  The Saturday Lawyer Program is one of those rare opportunities in the practice of law where you know you have made a difference simply because you were there.

Information about the Saturday Lawyer Program can be found at:  http://avlf.org/volunteer-opportunities/saturday-lawyer-program-volunteer/

For more information about how you can participate on March 19th, contact Jessica MacAllister at jmacallister@jonesday.com.  We look forward to seeing you there!


The Stonewall Bar Association of Georgia, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)(6) business league,

dedicated to promoting the interests of LGBT legal professionals and their allies.

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