Saturday, November 22, 2008

Georgia Legal Assistance to Military Personnel (LAMP)

The Georgia legal community offers a variety of way to provide legal assistance to our servicemembers, veterans and their families.

For Our Warrior Community

Active duty service members can check the Armed Forces Legal Assistance's online database to locate active duty legal activities offering general legal services within the continental United States.

General Purpose Legal Aid Programs

Servicemembers, veterans and their families are of course eligible to use the same resources as anyone else.

Private Practice Attorneys

Typically, a lawyer in private practice will listen to your situation for 15 or 20 minutes, then give you an idea about how to proceed, in general terms, without charging you anything. If the matter is something the lawyer can help you with, but must charge for, sometimes you can work out a military-family discount. The Findlaw website has a city-by-city list of lawyers interested in representing active-duty military personnel, military reservists, and veterans here.

For Lawyers

Added 11/2/2014:
GeorgiaAdvocates.org  hosts a Military Assistance Program: "Join this site if you are a volunteer attorney, legal services advocate, law student or faculty advising low income and disadvantaged clients. There are resources here to help you assist service members and veterans."

Added 3/19/2011:
"The State Bar of Georgia Military Legal Assistance Program partners with the National Guard JAG Corps, Military Legal Services Offices, and civil legal aid and pro bono programs in Georgia to assure coordinated services for military households.


Join this site if you are a volunteer attorney, legal services advocate, law student or faculty advising low income and disadvantaged clients. There are resources here to help you assist service members and veterans.
http://www.georgiaadvocates.org/gamlap/"
The State Bar of Georgia Veterans & Military Pro Bono Committee and the State Bar of Georgia Pro Bono Project announce the second webinar in a series that provides support and training to lawyers assisting veterans and servicemembers. The upcoming 1-hour webinar, “Nuts and Bolts of the Uniformed Services Employment, Retraining and Reemployment Act (USERRA)”, will be held on Tuesday, March 24th at 2pm.For more information, visit our statewide volunteer lawyer support website.

Previously:
The State Bar of Georgia recently announced a survey of its members to assist the interest in serving service members, veterans, and their families:
"A growing problem throughout the U.S. military involves active servicemembers, reservists and veterans who need legal services outside what is available to them from the government.

At the annual meeting in June, the State Bar of Georgia Board of Governors voted to establish a special committee, charged with the task of identifying and addressing unmet legal needs of the state's military servicemembers, reservists, veterans and their families. As a lawyer invested in the legal system, you can help us. Please take a moment to complete the survey.

The Committee appreciates your willingness to assist with the unmet legal services needs of Georgia's military personnel."
If you are a member of the State Bar of Georgia, please Take The Survey Now!. Note: this is a survey for Georgia Bar members only.

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1 comment:

fitzgeralds said...

Thanks for the good read, I will definitely return for an update!