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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.
2013 RUN FOR JUSTICE
We're still thinking of words to describe the tremendous outpouring of support at this year's Run For Justice! It was the biggest crowd ever running in the beautiful Oakhurst neighborhood on a perfect fall day.
Our Leader, Steve Gottlieb, said, "This is always a fun day for all of us, and this year it was a fun day for more people than ever before. In fact, that's probably the reason I didn't win this year. I was talking to so many people. . . .
"But seriously, thanks to everyone for the wonderful support. Thanks to the Daily Report, which has gone above and beyond to make our Run For Justice such a big event in the legal community. Thanks to the volunteers and the sponsors and the runners who make it happen every year. We do not take your generosity lightly. "
The Giving Goes On
As always, our pledge is to honor your trust and use your donations with care and purpose: 90% of our funds are spent on direct services.
The site is still live and we can accept donations for this campaign until December 31st. Gifts don’t have to be big; every gift counts and makes a difference!
Did you know….
. . . that Legal Aid serves Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett counties? Nearly 23,000 of your neighbors were helped in a wide variety of legal matters last year.
. . . that a Legal Aid lawyer works onsite at each of the three Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta campuses, helping families with sick children worry a little bit less about things like access to healthcare, housing, education and medication?
. . . that 2014 will mark the 15th anniversary of our landmark U.S. Supreme Court victory, Olmstead vs. E.W. and L.C.? The case guaranteed mentally and physically disabled people access to appropriate community placement and impacted countless individuals across the country? Legal Aid attorneys and staff continue to work on the enforcement in Georgia of this historic decision.
. . . that based on the 2011 budget, the average cost of helping one client is only $375?
. . . that as a direct response to client need, Atlanta Legal Aid has developed and sustained nearly a dozen special projects that focus on issues as diverse as the rights of the mentally ill, seniors’ issues and relative caregiver adoption?
. . . that Atlanta Legal Aid was founded by private attorneys in 1924 who saw a need for a strong poverty law firm to help World War I veterans and others to solve consumer issues and family law problems? The private bar has always been the cornerstone of Legal Aid’s success. In 2014, Legal Aid will celebrate its 90th anniversary of service to the people of the metro area.
. . . that Legal Aid lawyers helped the elderly and disabled obtain over $4 million in skilled nursing and personal care in 2012?
. . . that Legal Aid lawyers helped parents obtain nearly $1.4 million in child support in 2012?
. . . that 90% of our funds are spent on direct services, funding our staff of lawyers, paralegals and other advocates?
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