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KABA-GA Volunteers for the AVLF Saturday Lawyer Program!

  • Saturday, January 26, 2019
  • 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
  • AVLF Main Office, 235 Peachtree St., NE, Ste. 1750, North Tower, Atlanta, GA 30303
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DATE: Sat., Jan. 26th, 2019

TIME: 8:45 am - 12 noon. Orientation is from 8:45 am - 9 a.m. and light refreshments are served.

PLACE: AVLF Main Office, 235 Peachtree St., NE, Ste. 1750, North Tower, Atlanta, GA 30303

BONUS: Free lunch afterwards!

Why did we become lawyers? For most of us, our desire to become lawyers was to help others achieve justice--to serve those who need it most. There are so many residents in Atlanta who desperately need assistance from lawyers and law students--to escape domestic violence, to stave off homelessness, to alleviate suffering from constructive eviction. If you needed any reason to help others with your legal skills, please watch this video from the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation (AVLF) about the Saturday Lawyer Program:

The Saturday Lawyer Program
For forty years, the Saturday Lawyer Program at AVLF has provided low-income Atlantans with access to volunteer attorneys, and volunteer attorneys with a chance to do meaningful pro bono work.  Those opportunities continue, with improvements that enhance the experience for all involved. Volunteer attorneys support the Saturday Lawyer Program in one or more ways:
(1)  Volunteer on Saturday morning (9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.) to interview potential clients in person, assess their claims, and determine which cases, if any, you will accept for full representation.  Most volunteers interview one or two clients each Saturday, and never more than three.  

(2)  Accept Saturday Lawyer Program cases for full representation, including those for which you conducted the initial interview and assessment on Saturday morning.

(3)  Consult with AVLF Staff Attorneys and AVLF volunteer attorneys about issues in which you have particular expertise.

Cases accepted through this program focus on:

(1)  Securing unpaid wages.

(2)  Promoting habitable and safe housing and ensuring return of security deposits.

(3)  Resolving other landlord-tenant disputes, such as illegal evictions or damage to tenants’ property caused by landlords. 

KABA-GA is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.

Registered address for Correspondence: KABA-GA, c/o June Lee, Nelson Mullins, 201 17th Street NW, #1700, Atlanta, GA 30349

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