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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.
Lindsay Verity Wins ADL Award
Grandparent/Relative Caregiver Project director Lindsay Verity has won the Anti-Defamation League's Stuart Eizenstat Young Lawyer Award for 2013. In addition to her work as a Legal Aid staff attorney representing clients and managing one of our largest pro bono projects, she also served as president of the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers board in 2011, as a founding member/chair of the Public Interest Section of the Atlanta Bar Association, and as a volunteer coordinator with the Election Protection Legal Committee of Georgia. Georgia Trend Magazine and Georgia Super Lawyers have also recognized Lindsay's outstanding work.
Originally from California, Lindsay says that people often ask why she chose to live in the South.
"The reason is because Georgia needs us - people like you, and me, and organizations like the ADL and Atlanta Legal Aid. We are following in the footsteps of some of the greatest civil rights leaders and we have a great opportunity to keep fighting the good fight and, as they said in the ADL video, truly imagine a world without hate. I’ve been incredibly lucky to be surrounded by people who are doing just that everyday, which of course includes my colleagues at legal aid but perhaps more significantly includes all of the private lawyers who always step up to support us.
"Our clients continue to inspire me with their resilience. They all face incredible hardships and yet at the end of the case, they all give me a hug.
"How could I leave the South when I get paid in hugs?"
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Coming Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 5:30
It's the First Annual Burger Battle & Beer Tasting, the young legal community's party of the Summer! Witness an epic burger battle between Top Chef Cheftestant, Kevin Gillespie, and the meat maestros from Farm Burger, all while sampling complimentary craft beers from around the world on Atlanta's most spectacular rooftop patio. It's the perfect Summer evening with all of your legal eagle friends! All proceeds benefit the pro bono projects of Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation and Atlanta Legal Aid Society!
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