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State Bar of Georgia Military and Veterans Legal Assistance Program

The State Bar of Georgia 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.

Those who are eligible for the program include: (1) active service members, including reservist and National Guard members, rank E-5 or below; (2) all service members with issues related to deployment; (3) military retirees and 100% disabled veterans facing a financial hardship that prevent them from being able to pay an attorney’s full fee (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.

For Lawyers

This program assists service members and veterans by connecting them to State Bar members who are willing to provide free or reduced-fee legal services. This program also assists those State Bar members who are willing to help by providing them educational resources to learn about military and veteran specific legal issues. 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.

State Bar members who assist with three pro bono cases are eligible for CLE vouchers and other recognitions from the State Bar of Georgia. To learn more about the program, please contact M. Christopher Pitts at 404-527-8765.

For the Public 

The Military Legal Assistance Program serves: (1) active service members, including reservist and National Guard members, rank E-5 or below; (2) all service members with issues related to deployment; (3) military retirees and 100% disabled veterans facing a financial hardship that prevent them from being able to pay an attorney’s full fee (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.