Atlanta Bar ACYL Section Pro Bono Project with the Saturday Lawyer Program
27 Apr 2013
Atlanta Legal Aid Society 151 Spring Street NW Atlanta, GA 30303
For forty years, the Saturday Lawyer Program, a collaborative effort between the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation (AVLF) and the Atlanta Legal Aid Society (ALAS), has provided low-income Atlantans with access to volunteer attorneys, and volunteer attorneys with a chance to do meaningful pro bono work. It is through the Saturday Lawyer Program that a majority of AVLF's eligible clients receive representation, and we have been working hard to implement improvements that enhance the experience for all involved.
Each week, staff attorneys from AVLF and ALAS prescreen clients for financial and geographical eligibility and review each case to ensure that the client has an appropriate legal problem. Eligible clients are subsequently scheduled for a Saturday morning appointment at ALAS’s downtown office.