Access to Justice

Lucas Testifies Before Georgia House Committee on Standard for Determining Intellectual Disability in Capital Proceedings

Lauren Sudeall Lucas, associate professor of law and faculty director of the Center for Access to Justice, testified Thursday, Feb. 22, before a subcommittee of the House Judiciary Non-Civil Committee regarding HB 768, which pertains to the standard and procedure for determining intellectual disability in capital proceedings.

Lucas will discuss why Georgia’s existing standard… more »

Center Fall 2017 Newsletter

The Center for Access to Justice, founded in 2016, supports those working to ensure meaningful access to the courts and equal treatment in the civil and criminal justice systems, with a regional focus on the South. To that end, the center convenes stakeholders, engages in research and public education and trains the next generation of lawyers… more »

Student-Run Pro Bono Program Connects Students to Service Opportunities

On Monday mornings during the fall semester, Ali Grant (J.D. ’18) interviews clients affected by HIV/AIDS, cancer, and ALS to prepare an estate plan. On Wednesdays, Jessica Hunt (J.D. ’19) and Monica Bai (J.D. ’19) assist tenants with answers to dispossessory proceedings. Throughout the week, students like Adriana Heffley (J.D. ’19) prepare motions requesting bond… more »

Center for Access to Justice Introduces Certificate, Pro Bono Program

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 »

Navratil (J.D. ’18), Anderson (J.D. ’18) Win State Bar Award for Access to Justice

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 »

Make It Count: Alternative Spring Break Information Session at Noon & 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, Room 346

The Center for Access to Justice is organizing two alternative spring break trips: one in Atlanta, with a focus on the intersection of housing and education, and a second in Lumpkin, Georgia, at the Stewart immigration detention center. Applications will be due at the end of January and selections will be made in early February.… more »

Access to Justice Map Underscores Disparities in Legal Access Across the State

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 »