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Handling Relative Adoption Under the New Code
March 5th, 2019
In September 2018, the adoption code changed impacting relative adoptions in Georgia. This course focuses on relative adoptions under the new code, both acquiring parental surrenders and terminating rights, and prepares you to handle cases from start to finish through Atlanta Legal Aid’s grandparent adoption project or in private practice. 

When: March 5th, 2019 | 1 pm-5 pm

Where: State Bar of Georgia, Room 3 | 104 Marietta St NW #100
 Registration Fees:
Atlanta Bar Members: $40 | Non-members:$90 | Law Student Members: $5
Law Student Non-Members: $10 | Legal Support Staff: $5
Attorneys will have the opportunity to earn 3.5 hours of CLE credit in Georgia.
Education Advocacy for Children with Special Needs
March 26th, 2019
Georgia State University College of Law and the Health Law Partnership (“HeLP”), an interdisciplinary community collaboration of Georgia State University, Atlanta Legal Aid, and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta to improve the health and well-being of low-income children and their families, are sponsoring the Education Advocacy for Children with Special Needs Project. The goal of the Education Advocacy for Children with Special Needs Project is to train lawyers interested in special education advocacy to take on these cases as part of their pro bono practice. This practical training will present the nuts and bolts of special education law and provide a step-by-step reference guide to equip all attorneys with the information needed to advocate for students with special needs. Ongoing support, including case consultation, will be provided by ALAS’ Disability Integration Project. Only attorneys who have attended the training will be referred cases.

When: March 26th, 2019 | 8:30 am-11:45 am

Where: State Bar of Georgia, Room 3 | 104 Marietta St NW #100
Registration Fees:
Atlanta Bar Members: $40 | Non-members:$90 | Law Student Members: $5
Law Student Non-Members: $10 | Legal Support Staff: $5
Attorneys will have the opportunity to earn 3.5 hours of CLE credit in Georgia.
Wills and Advance Directives for Low Income Clients
March 26th, 2019
Please join Atlanta Legal Aid Society’s Health Law Unit to learn how you can help clients living with and affected by cancer, HIV/AIDS and ALS with simple wills and advance directives. 
This CLE program will provide volunteer attorneys with the skills, knowledge, and tools needed to prepare simple Georgia Wills and Advance Directives for low-income persons who qualify for free legal services from civil legal aid service providers. 

When: March 26th, 2019 | 1 pm- 4 pm

Where: State Bar of Georgia, Room 3 | 104 Marietta St NW #100
Registration Fees:
Atlanta Bar Members: $40 | Non-members:$90 | Law Student Members: $5
Law Student Non-Members: $10 | Legal Support Staff: $5
Attorneys will have the opportunity to earn 2.5 hours of CLE credit in Georgia.
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2019 Service Council
Welcome to our new and returning Service Counsel Members! The Legal Aid Service Council was created in 2014 to attract, retain, and motivate energetic, committed, and passionate service-oriented attorneys and other professionals to volunteer with Legal Aid and raise awareness in the legal community about Legal Aid’s pro bono opportunities.
  • Ashley Akins
  • Kate Appleby
  • Lauren Baker
  • Lauren Bellamy
  • Leah Braukman
  • Mark Carter
  • Laura Scalfiani
  • Daniel Fowler
  • Lauren Frisch
  • Morgyn Graber
  • Meagan Griffin
  • Taryn Harper
  • Kathryn Hecker
  • Kurt Lentz
  • Brittany Nash
  • Stephanie Carman
  • Phil Sandick
  • Ansley Sluss
  • Talis Trevino
  • Jennifer Whitton
  • Denise Vanlanduyt
  • Will Rooks
  • Micheal Tyner, Jr.
Volunteer Opportunities
We offer more than 15 pro bono projects program-wide. Here are some of our featured needs:
Enhanced Services Project
The Enhanced Services Project trains volunteer attorneys to perform vital follow up work with clients who may need additional support to be successful. This specialized project follows up with our clients to ensure they have been able to follow through with our advice in limited matters such as applications for benefits and estate planning.

To learn more about the Enhanced Services Project, click here
Family Law Project
We are looking for Spanish speaking attorney's to assist with family law cases. Learn more and sign up to volunteer here
We need attorney's, laws students, and paralegals to volunteer at the Family Law Information Center (FLIC). Volunteers are needed any time between 9:30 am-3:30 pm Monday through Thursday or on the last Friday of each month from 9 am-12 pm.

Learn more and sign up for Fulton Family Law Information Center clinics below:

Adult Guardianship Project
We need attorneys willing to represent clients in special needs adult guardianship cases in Clayton, Cobb, Gwinnett and Dekalb Counties.

By helping caretakers establish guardianship over young adults with severe special needs, volunteers ensure the caretaker's ability to apply for benefits, oversee the ward's medical care, and provide continuity of care for the ward.

To learn more about the adult guardianship project click here
New Year, New Volunteers! Thanks to the following volunteers who have donated time to Legal Aid in January
Patricia Ammari
Katy Appleby
Michelle Ashley
Miranda Ayotte
Neera Bahl
John Bailey
Cha'Ron A. Ballard-Gayle 
Katie Balthrop
Sebrena Bartlett
Aliyah Berry
Damon Bivek
Sunnita Blount
Heather Brown
Spencer Brown 
Sam Bruner
Lawrence Burke
Shaun Bussert
Ian Calhoun
Christina Campbell
Colony Canady
Stephanie Carman
Mark Carter
Shana Carter
Wick Cauthorn
Darl Champion
Ophelia Chan
Lynette Chard
Sarah Cipperly
Ed Danowitz
Brandy Daswani
Chris Davis
Jeff Daxe
Jennifer DeVries
Sean Ditzel
Courtney Dixon
Will Dong 
Kris Doyle
Bob Edwards
Joy Edwards
Kathleen Flynn
Ashby Fox
Jay Fox 
Melissa Fox
Lauren Frisch
William Gentry
Gina Grady
Felicia Grant 
Meagan Griffin
Irma Griffith-Steele
Elizabeth Guerra
Arun Gupta
Dianna Hacker
Alea Harmon
Kathryn Hecker
Terri Hendley
Anita Hill
Bill Hoffman
Jim Hogan
Tom Holcomb
Emily Hootkins
Randy Hughes
Elizabeth Jabalely
Jennifer Jack
Lauren Kaplan
Adam Kaye
Vicky Kealy
Daryl Kidd
Tracie Klinke
Amy Kluesner
Elisa Kodish
Anita Lamar
John Lamberski
Luke Lantta
Caitlin Leach
Kathryn Lee
Logan Leonard
Dawn Levine
Sarah Loya
Naomi Lumpkin
Marvia Lyke
Sarah MacKenzie
Madison Marcus
Rod Martin
Jeff McAdams
Mary McCallum
Elle McCord
Mack McGuffey 
Rich Merritt
Jody Miller
Audra Murphey
Jeffrey Murray
Cheryl Naja
Jen O'Connor
Cleve Payne
Johnny Payne
Angel Pearson
Mindy Pillow
Margaret Quinlan
Michika Reynolds-Quillan
Joy Rich
Amanda Riedling
Rebekah Runyon
Dean Russell
Miranda Russell
Max Ruthenberg-Marshall
Phil Sandick
Tim Schwarz
Laura Sclafani
Kiku Shinfuku
Ansley Sluss
Allie Smith
Vondella Smith
John Snyder
Bill Stanhope
Stephanie Steele
Laura Steinbach
Donna Stoker
Jonathan Stoye
Lin Stradley
Matt Strumph
Daniel Swaja
Nancy Syrop
Phyllis Talley
Cynthia Tolbert
Talis Trevino
Ines Tulic
Troutman Sanders Law Firm 
Lauren Ulrich
Denise VanLanduyt
Kathryn Wade
Renae Wainwright
Eugenia Wallace
Ruixia Wang  
Cathy Ward
Victoria Watkins
Erin Watstein
Monica Wegner
Michelle Wein
Spencer West
Sarah White
Jennifer Whitton
Brooke Wickham
Sherri Wilcox
Joshua Williams
Melanie Williams
Kimi Wise
Ronna Woodruff
Steve Worrall
*note that this list does not include all volunteers. A complete list of our volunteers can be found in the Annual Report.
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