You may qualify for free or low-cost civil legal assistance through a legal aid or pro bono program. If you have a legal problem in Georgia, visit www.GeorgiaLegalAid.org for a complete directory of civil legal assistance programs. If you do not live in Georgia and need free or low-cost legal help, visit www.Lawhelp.org.
Note: Many businesses advertise “legal aid” on the internet. You should always ask questions to make sure you are requesting services from a program that offers free legal assistance.
Co-sponsored by the Georgia Legal Services Program and the State Bar of Georgia, the Military Legal Assistance Program assists service members and veterans by connecting them to State Bar members who are willing to provide free or reduced-fee legal services.
Service members and veterans often have legal needs in their personal lives and specific to their military service. They also face financial issues and other civil law matters resulting from the sacrifices made in military life. Depending on eligibility, clients will be connected to a lawyer in their geographic area with expertise in their area of need.
The program helps veterans who have service-connected disability legal issues and service members who have civil, non-criminal legal needs. Those eligible for the program include: (1) service members, including reservists and National Guard members, ranks E-5 or below; (2) all service members with issues related to deployment; (3) military retirees and 100% disabled veterans who are facing a financial hardship (financial hardship is presumed if the veteran's income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level); and (4) veterans seeking assistance with service-connected disability or other VA benefits.
Click here to download the application for assistance from the Military Legal Assistance Program.