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Home is a Safety Net for Survivor of Domestic Violence

For women living in poverty, the prospect of leaving a domestic violence situation can be daunting. For mothers, the obstacles to leaving can be even greater. Women trying to leave violent home lives face financial manipulation in addition to physical…

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Interview with Brooke Silverthorn

We interviewed Brooke Silverthorn, Assistant Clinical Professor and Co-Director of the Health Law Partnership Legal Services Clinic. Brooke and her colleague, Lisa Bliss, lead the charge for the Health Law Partnership at Georgia State College of Law. There, Brooke guides…

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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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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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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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