This fall, the Center for Access to Justice introduced a Public Interest Law and Policy Certificate and the student-run Pro Bono Program, both of which are designed to prepare law students to serve underrepresented populations, whether in a full-time or pro bono (without charge) capacity.
“The certificate curriculum exposes students to the skills and legal knowledge necessary… more »
Andy Navratil (J.D. ’18) and McKinley Anderson (J.D. ’18) received the State Bar of Georgia’s Law School Excellence in Access to Justice Award. The award is open to all students enrolled in or graduating from an accredited Georgia law school and the all student groups of Georgia law schools and recognizes an individual law student… more »
As part of its goal to help identify and better understand the difficulties people face in navigating the justice system, the Center for Access to Justice has produced an online Access to Justice map of Georgia. The map provides insight into attorney representation and other factors that affect how, and if, Georgia residents are able to… more »
The Center for Access to Justice conducts and facilitates research to help identify and better understand the difficulties individuals face in navigating the justice system. Below are a few examples of the research projects underway or recently completed by the center and its student fellows.
In partnership with Georgia Institute of Technology’s more »
This four-hour CLE, featuring nationally recognized access to justice experts, will address access to justice challenges in federal forums for limited English proficient (LEP) persons and persons with disabilities. Lunch will be provided for registered attendees. Additional details and registration information forthcoming.
Eliminating Barriers to Justice IV When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14 Where: Knowles Conference Room,… more »
The Center for Access to Justice is launching a student Pro Bono Program to connect students with legal service opportunities. As part of this launch, the College of Law is updating how students record and report volunteer service hours. Students now report law-related volunteering separately from other volunteer service.
ABA Model Rule 6.1 encourages all lawyers to commit at least 50 hours per year to pro bono work. Georgia State Law’s Pro Bono & Public Service Recognition Program acknowledges the importance of this commitment by providing three levels of distinction for students who have completed at least 50 hours of pro bono… more »