Fall 2016 Magazine-Features

Obstacles to Access

Barriers leave many falling through the cracks in the justice system

When confronted with some of life’s most difficult hardships — whether the custody of children, the ability to remain in long-term housing, domestic violence, incarceration, compensation for work or obtaining government benefits enabling a person to put food on the table and receive health care — the assistance… more »

Lawyers for Equal Justice Provides Affordable Representation to the Underserved

Q&A with Executive Director Stephanie Everett (J.D. ’02)

Lawyers for Equal Justice (L4EJ), an incubator program for newer solo attorneys, is dedicated to increasing access to justice for the underserved population in Georgia.

Why was establishing L4EJ important?  

First, we are providing much-needed support and training to new lawyers who are launching a practice… more »

Christina Cribbs Works to Right Wrongful Convictions

Christina Cribbs (J.D. ’10) knows the scales of justice rise … and fall. In 2009, while interning at the Georgia Innocence Project (GIP), Cribbs exited the Fulton County Jail beside Michael Marshall, a man she helped free from a wrongful conviction.

More recently, Cribbs lamented a lab report that found no DNA evidence on tested… more »

Lack of Lawyers, Information Present Major Challenges in Rural Georgia

Tara Vogel (J.D. ’14), a staff attorney out of the Macon office of the Georgia Legal Services Program, bought a new car after she graduated from Georgia State Law two years ago.

The car now has 30,000 miles on the odometer.

Vogel has a lot of face-to-face time with her windshield before she can get… more »