In the U.S, people are not guaranteed lawyers in civil cases — cases that involve issues like domestic violence, the potential loss of homes and children, and adoption. Atlanta Legal Aid provides free legal help to people living in poverty so they don’t have to face a complicated legal system alone.
COVID-19 is anticipated to disproportionately impact people like our clients, who cannot afford to stockpile food, aren’t able to work from home, and face increased housing instability at this time. This crisis will also likely bring about an increase in domestic violence circumstances as people are stuck at home with their abusers. Legal Aid is needed now more than ever to address these issues, and we rely on the community’s support to serve our clients.
Our lawyers continue to work around the clock (safely from their homes), managing old cases and taking on new ones as they arise. Our intake staff opened over 200 new cases in the first week of our remote operation, and our lawyers and paralegals are working diligently with partner agencies to do what we can to serve our clients during this difficult time.
If you are able, a gift to Atlanta Legal Aid at this time will have a huge positive impact on our clients in the months to come.
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