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Atlanta Legal Aid Society

The Atlanta Legal Aid Society has represented Atlanta's poor in civil legal cases since 1924. Our work helps our clients deal with some of life's most basic needs -- a safe home, enough food to eat, a decent education, protection against fraud, and personal safety.  Our clients come from Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, and Gwinnett Counties in Georgia.


Downtown/ Administration
54 Ellis Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 524-5811
(770) 528-2565

(404) 377-0701
(678) 376-4545

South Fulton/Clayton
(404) 669-0233

Senior Citizen
(404) 657-9915
Toll free 1(888)257-9519
Linea en Español
(404) 377-5381
Media Contact:
(404) 614-3922

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From Chad Shultz, Vice President of our Board of Directors and Chair of the Cocktails and Connections Committee:

Thank you to all who contributed to the success of Cocktails & Connections 2015.  We had a great night of networking and we raised some money for Legal Aid.  We realize that we are in a unique position to broker conversations between our business partners (sponsors), Atlanta's corporations (through the legal department), and Atlanta's lawyers.  All three stakeholders benefit from those conversations, and ultimately, Legal Aid is a winner too.  We saw those conversations taking place last night and we know they will continue.  We are already starting the planning for Cocktails & Connections 2016.  It will be even bigger and better!

Coming Up

Coming June 11, 2015

Beer & BBQ

Coming August 28, 2015

Justice Jam 2015


Shake It Up For HeLP

About 200 people gathered for the beautiful weather on the deck of Nelson, Mullins, Riley and Scarborough on April 30 to support the Health Law Partnership (HeLP).  It was a terrific showing of support and greatly appreciated by HeLP’s partners.  The money raised will help support our evaluation efforts, in addition to ongoing operating expenses.  We hope that everyone enjoyed themselves!

Shake It Up For HeLP

More News and Stories

Catherine Vandenberg Wins Dan Bradley Award

Atlanta Bar Association Honors Michelle Jordan

Harold Anderson Wins NLADA Award

Legal Services Corporation 40th Anniversary

Celebrating Service

Just Another Day At Legal Aid

Downtown Office Now At
54 Ellis Street

Atlanta Legal Aid's main office has moved. Our new address is:

54 Ellis Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

Our phone number has not changed:

(404) 524-5811

We are excited about the history of service the building represents -- more about it coming soon.

Be a Part of Our History

Make your mark on our new home. Help us complete our capital campaign with a gift of $1,000 or more and engrave a paver for the new walkway.


The 90th Anniversary of
Atlanta Legal Aid Society

The Many Faces of Atlanta Legal Aid

Atlanta Legal Aid Society began as the dream of a young lawyer named E. Smythe Gambrell, who had the idea that he could found an organization that would help returning World War I veterans victimized by salary buying/payday lending scams and desperate women with family issues.

Ninety years later, Atlanta Legal Aid continues to provide vigorous and innovative advocacy that changes laws and empowers clients in Fulton, Clayton, DeKalb, Gwinnett and Cobb counties.

The support of the legal community for Atlanta Legal Aid has been constant throughout its history. Lawyers built and sustained Legal Aid, and make it possible to serve nearly 25,000 clients each year.


Run For Justice 2014

2014 Run For Justice

It was a sunny and crisp day in the beautiful Oakhurst neighborhood, perfect for the thousand plus people who ran or walked for justice. THANKS to all who participated!

"The Run is always a lot of fun for us. There are many Legal Aid friends and supporters who come every year - it's like a family reunion," said Executive Director, Steve Gottlieb. "And I can't say enough how grateful we are for the money we were able to raise for our general operating fund. We promise to make good use of this generosity."

Thank you to our sponsors for making this possible. A special thank you to the Atlanta Association of Legal Administrators for support and volunteers and Royal Cup Coffee for keeping us warm!

2014 Run For Justice

Atlanta Legal Aid Is Partially Funded By:

United Way

Atlanta AIDS Fund
The Community Foundation For Greater Atlanta