State Bar Has Programs to Assist Public

The State Bar of Georgia’s Consumer Assistance Program is a clearinghouse for the public. The Consumer Assistance Program helps identify a person’s problem and which State Bar department may be able to help.

Most of the time, people are just looking for direction for how to handle a situation with a lawyer. They are not looking to file a complaint.

Another way the Bar assists consumers is through pro bono, or work without charge, services. The Bar encourages all its 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.

Also, the Bar has a Military Legal Assistance Program that 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 sometimes have legal needs in their personal lives because of 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 region with expertise in their area of need.

As you can tell, the State Bar is an active organization that works to benefit the legal community and the public.

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