Access to Justice Initiative Offers First Free Legal Pop-Up Clinic This Saturday
The Access to Justice Initiative is offering its first fall pop-up clinic for 2019, which provides free legal services to those in need in the Athens area.
The first clinic will be Saturday, Sept. 28 from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. at Athens First Baptist Church at 355 Pulaski Street, Athens, GA 30601, and attendees are encouraged to bring any relevant important papers with them.
The Superior Court Judges of the Western Circuit, the University of Georgia School of Law and the Western Circuit Bar Association have collaborated to provide these services.
Attorneys provide brief individual consultations on topics including family law such as divorce and child support, adoption law, immigration law, expungement/record restriction, probate law, disability law, employment law, criminal law, small claims, landlord/tenant law, personal injury and general civil law at the pop-up clinics. A list of legal service/attorney resources will be provided for individuals who wish to seek further assistance beyond the pop-up clinic. Spanish translation services are also expected to be available.
The initiative is an opportunity to help those in need in the community and help provide access to competent legal representation. Since the program started in December 2017, attorneys have donated more than $50,000 of their time and talents at these free legal clinics.
The Access to Justice program was awarded the William B. Spann, Jr. Award from the State Bar of Georgia in 2018 for its work with underserved segments of the population.