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We Can Help Stop Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a society-wide issue that affects people of every race, class, and gender. With this in mind, we all have a responsibility to help stop domestic violence, especially considering the struggles that domestic violence victims face when trying…

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School Success for a Disabled Child

Legal Aid attorney Currey Hitchens has been tirelessly representing students and their families throughout the pandemic. Her work? Education law. The bulk of her work is focused on Individualized Education Plans -- targeted plans that address the needs of students…

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A “Full Circle” Story

New attorney Erick Vargas joined our Gwinnett office on one of the most difficult years on record -- and we’re so glad that he did. Erick passed the bar last February, and he almost immediately reached out to Legal Aid…

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The Turner Family

The people at Legal Aid are so thorough. They made me feel so comfortable and said, “don’t worry, if you want to cry, you can cry”. They’re always so helpful and go the extra mile. They really get in there…

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Saving Homes During the Pandemic

Sarah Kelsey is a staff attorney in our Home Defense Program, which is a specialized unit of Legal Aid that focuses on home ownership issues. The attorneys in Home Defense represent homeowners with mortgage and home scam issues. Sarah particularly…

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Standing with Survivors

As COVID-19 began shutting everything down in metro-Atlanta, one thing was very clear to our Cobb staff: we must continue to help survivors of domestic violence.    So our staff immediately got to work. In those haphazard first few weeks…

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