We understand the perceived and real concerns about pro bono legal service. Our Due Justice, Do 50 campaign aims to mitigate those concerns. Working with Georgia's esteemed advocacy organizations, we've made it easier for you to get involved. Here's how:
The State Bar of Georgia Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency (CCLC), the State Bar of Georgia, ICLE in Georgia, and the State Bar of Georgia Pro Bono Resource Center team up to help attorneys in Georgia meet their continuing legal education requirements and give a boost to pro bono.
CLE vouchers, each worth $150, are provided to Georgia-admitted attorneys who are connected to structured civil pro bono programs. The vouchers cover CLE programs hosted by ICLE in Georgia . Civil pro bono programs provide an attorney's eligibility information to the State Bar Pro Bono Resource Center to secure a voucher for that attorney.To be eligible for a CLE voucher, the attorney must handle at least three pro bono cases in a calendar year for a recognized civil pro bono program. Download the CLE Voucher Program flyer.
The State Bar of Georgia encourages lawyers to provide at least 50 hours of pro bono services each year and contribute financially to legal aid and pro bono programs. Volunteer lawyers across the state make a difference for people who otherwise cannot afford representation to resolve a critical legal problem. Georgia Bar Rule 6.1 provides information on hours and service types that are considered pro bono activities. Due Justice, Do 50.
The State Bar of Georgia's Access to Justice Committee is on the road with its message about access to justice and pro bono. The #ProBonoRoadShow is a one-hour Professionalism CLE program available to local and voluntary bars across the state.
Panelists will discuss how attorneys can ethically and professionally incorporate pro bono work into their current practices. Statewide and local initiatives will be highlighted as well, with the presentation tailored to the local or voluntary bar association.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to bring the Roadshow to your local or voluntary bar.
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The State Bar of Georgia Pro Bono Resource Center manages a statewide volunteer lawyer support website, GeorgiaAdvocates.org, to help lawyers manage their pro bono service. Join the free site today to access the statewide calendar of events, online trainings, resource and practice library and more.