This program supports military members and veterans by connecting them with members of the state bar who are willing to offer free or discounted legal services. If the programs listed below, they are designed to help military and/or veterans with legal issues. See specific details and contact these programs for more information. Also visit the national programs. Ms. Klein was elected the first president of the Georgia State Bar Association in 1997. During her tenure, she worked with legal service providers and community organizations to successfully lobby for the first public funding of legal services at the Georgia General Assembly in response to federal cuts that threatened to disproportionately affect victims of domestic violence. In 2015, she received the Distinguished Service Award from the State Bar. In 2004, the ABA honored Ms. Klein who received the prestigious Margaret Brent Achievement Award and Randolph Thrower Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009 and the Chief Justice Thomas O. Marshall Professionalism Award from the Georgia State Bar in 2011. She received The Daily Report`s inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015, was named a Justice Champion by the Georgia Legal Services Program in 2013, and the Daily Report`s 2018 Lawyer of the Year Award. If you are a low-income veteran or low-income service member in need of legal assistance, call the Georgia Legal Services Program at 1-833-GLSPLaw or 1-833-457-7529 or apply online at GLSP.org.

College of Law students will assist volunteer lawyers with interviews, advising veterans, and dealing with and resolving legal issues. To request assistance, submit a request through the HSE website. Since the launch of the Military Legal Assistance Programme in 2009, legal assistance has been provided to more than 2,200 military personnel and ex-combatants in Georgia. As part of its continuing legal education programs, the Bar Association has also provided training to more than 800 lawyers accredited by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Currently, more than 115,000 men and women are on active duty or serving in the National Guard or Reserve in Georgia, and more than 690,000 veterans have chosen to live in Georgia. Legal Assistance Program for Military and Veterans of the Georgia State Bar 104 Marietta St. NW, Suite 100 Atlanta, GA 30303 Contact: Mr. Christopher Pitts 404-527-8765 christopherp@gabar.org The Georgia State Bar Association`s Military Legal Assistance Program supports military personnel and veterans by connecting them with members of the state bar who are willing to offer free or discounted legal services. Military personnel and veterans often have legal needs in their personal lives and specific to their military service. They also face financial and other civilian issues arising from the sacrifices made in military life. Depending on the ability, clients are connected to a lawyer in their geographic area who has expertise in their area of need.

The program assists veterans with service-related disability issues and military members with civil, non-criminal legal needs. Visit the Lawyer Referral Directory to find programs you can connect with a lawyer who charges fees for legal services. Enter your state, county, or city in the search box to find local programs. However, some lawyers benefiting from these programs may offer initial consultations at a reduced price or charge a reduced fee based on your income. Contact these programs for more information. Visit FindLegalHelp.org to find programs that offer free civil legal assistance. These organizations may or may not have military-specific services. Contact these programs for more information on eligibility. Visit the U.S.

Armed Forces Legal Assistance Locator to find your nearest military legal aid office (click “Advanced” and “Accept”). Military personnel and their families can access free legal assistance at these offices. More information on eligibility can be found in our Working with a Lawyer publication. The Marshall-Tuttle Award is named in honor of and in memory of Corporal Evan Andrew Marshall, a soldier from Athens, Georgia, killed in Iraq in 2008, and in honor and memory of U.S. District Judge Elbert Parr Tuttle. Tuttle was in the military for 30 years, a founding partner in the Atlanta-based law firm Sutherland Asbill, and served as a federal judge for 43 years. He also provided pro bono legal advice to many people, including John Johnson, a young Marine. In 1938, the U.S.

Supreme Court in Johnson v. Zerbst ruled that all defendants in federal criminal proceedings who could not afford to hire their own attorneys must be provided by a defense attorney. The prosecution chamber concluded that these two men, Evan Marshall and Elbert Tuttle, had each made a great contribution to the State of Georgia and the nation and to the ideal of service and sacrifice for the common good. Ms. Klein received this award in recognition of her leadership in mobilizing lawyers to improve legal services for veterans across the country. As president of the American Bar Association (ABA) in 2016-2017, Ms. Klein launched a national veterans legal services initiative led by a 20-member volunteer commission that creates a comprehensive online resource to educate veterans on legal issues that may affect them and refer veterans to local resources and legal service providers. The Veterans Legal Clinic provides Georgia veterans with legal assistance that they otherwise have access to or cannot afford, particularly with respect to denied or deferred applications to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. It also includes a scholarship component.

Located near the UGA campus in downtown Athens, the clinic serves veterans and their loved ones throughout the state of Georgia. ABA Free Legal Answers If you can`t afford to pay for a lawyer, ABA Free Legal Answers can help. For most civil (non-criminal) legal matters, if your state participates, click “Choose the state you live in” and click on your state to ask a question. For VA benefits, release upgrades, or other legal issues related to veterans: Select “ABA Federal” from the “Select the state you live in” drop-down menu to ask a question related to the release upgrade or VA and receive a response from an attorney. Military personnel and veterans often have legal needs in their personal lives and specific to their military service. They also face financial and other civilian issues arising from the sacrifices made in military life. Depending on the ability, clients are connected to a lawyer in their geographic area who has expertise in their area of need. Under the direction of lawyer and educator Alexander W.

Scherr, the unit is comprised of law students who work directly with veterans and their dependents to ensure access to benefits and services, particularly for those with mental or physical disabilities resulting from their time in the military. Students who participate in the clinic will have a tangible impact on the lives of these veterans and their families, while gaining hands-on experience that will better prepare them for their careers. Those seeking help from the Veterans Legal Clinic can call or write to veteranslegalclinic@uga.edu (706) 542-6439. Georgia State University`s Veterans Legal Assistance Program provides free legal advice to veterans on every campus in the state of Georgia. As a partnership between the College of Law, the ROTC Division, and the Department of Military and Veterans Law of the Georgia State Bar, the program and its volunteers will help veterans resolve most legal issues, including veterans` benefits, pricing and termination issues, divorce, wills, landlord/tenant issues and others.

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