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Health Law During a Crisis

In times of crisis, Legal Aid lawyers fight harder than ever to get justice for our clients. This week, Legal Aid attorney Stefanie Sparks helped Ms. Neale*, a woman with Stage IV cancer, complete an Advance Healthcare Directive. Through this…

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General Law Unit Staff Attorney

Atlanta Legal Aid Society seeks a staff attorney to work in its General Law Unit.  The unit is housed within Atlanta Legal Aid’s Downtown office. The staff is comprised of a managing attorney, three staff attorneys, a paralegal, and one…

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Family Law Unit Staff Attorney

The Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc. seeks an attorney to work in its Fulton Domestic Relations Unit. The office is a work unit of Atlanta Legal Aid Society, located in downtown Atlanta. The unit includes a managing attorney, 3 staff…

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The Resilience of a Domestic Violence Survivor

Today we want to tell you a story of resilience. K came to us after experiencing domestic violence in her relationship. And although she had been told that receiving protection was unlikely without substantial evidence, she chose to go to…

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Cobb County Staff Attorney

The Atlanta Legal Aid Society seeks a staff attorney to work in its Cobb office.  The office is a branch of Atlanta Legal Aid and is housed in downtown Marietta, within walking distance to the courthouse.  The staff is comprised…

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Olmstead at 20: Promises Kept, Promises Unfulfilled

Story by Robin McDonald. Photographs by Robin Rayne.   Olmstead v. L.C. and E.W.: The landmark Supreme Court ruling heralded as the the disability community’s Brown v. Board of Education turns 20. ************************************************* Whenever family was at stake, Nafeesah Shaheed…

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The People of Herring Road

When we invited Ms. Juanita Winfield to participate in our Humans of Legal Aid project, it wasn’t long before we had a whole crew of subjects to interview: the people of Herring Road. On the phone that first day, Ms.…

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What is a civil case?

Did you know? In the U.S., people are not legally entitled to a lawyer in civil (non-criminal) cases, no matter how dire the situation. That means that with cases concerning domestic violence, eviction, public benefits, and adoption proceedings (among others),…

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