The Bankruptcy Assistance & Practice Program provides two types of services for clients.
The Pro Se Assistance Project Center
The Pro Se Assistance Project Center (“PAP Center”), staffed by volunteer bankruptcy attorneys and law students, provides free legal guidance through 20-minute consultations to individuals who are considering bankruptcy or who are representing themselves in the… more »
Through the Bankruptcy Assistance & Practice Program, students work in teams of two to handle consumer bankruptcy cases, from the client interview through a Chapter 7 discharge of debts. Students are partnered with and work under the supervision of a local bankruptcy attorney. Students are responsible for every aspect of their cases, including client interviews, preparation of… more »
The Bankruptcy Assistance & Practice Program (“BAPP”) gives law students the opportunity to meet Atlanta area bankruptcy judges, attorneys and trustees, while the students work with clients on bankruptcy cases. In the BAPP, students help clients deal with challenges in bankruptcy.
The Olmstead Disability Rights Clinic is yearlong clinical course taught in partnership with the Atlanta Legal Aid Society’s Disability Integration Project. Students have the opportunity to advocate on behalf of children and adults with disabilities in special education cases, administrative proceedings, and potential federal litigation.
Olmstead is the most important U.S. Supreme Court decision for… more »
In 2014, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed SB 352, authorizing government funding of medical-legal partnerships (MLPs) that meet specific standards and making Georgia the second state after New York to endorse MLPs. Health Legislation and Advocacy students at Georgia State Law helped draft the bill under the direction of Sylvia B. Caley (M.B.A. ’86,… more »
“Georgia State University graduates receive excellent practical training. We love to hire them!”
A partner in a local law firm told me this when we ran into one another at a recent event. Although this is a statement that I and many other Georgia State Law professors have heard for years, it was nice to… more »
The social, economic and physical conditions in which chronically ill or disabled children live can be detrimental to improving their health. The Health Law Partnership (HeLP), an interdisciplinary collaboration between lawyers and medical professionals, has been helping low-income children in Atlanta overcome these challenges and improve their health and wellbeing for the last… more »