Celebrating 30 years of providing civil legal representation for the poor!
The Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation has joined forces with the Atlanta Legal Aid Society (ALAS) and Atlanta law firms to establish the Eviction Defense Program. Through this program, tenants in imminent danger of losing their homes are offered free legal representation to respond to the claims of the landlord and to raise any affirmative claims they may have against the landlord.
AVLF's Saturday Lawyer Program, the Foundation's oldest and largest volunteer program, assists eligible clients with consumer debt, landlord-tenant disputes, and unpaid wage claims.
We have operated the Guardian ad Litem program in the Fulton County Family Division continuously since 1990 and have placed over 2100 trained Guardians in contested custody actions. The Guardians act as the investigative arm of the Court and make recommendations based on the best interest of the children. All too often, in these high conflict matters, the Guardian is the only adult whose role it is focus on what is best for the child.
AVLF works with low-income seniors, people with disabilities, low-income families and emergency personnel to be sure that any eligible individual who would like a will and/or advance directive is matched with a volunteer attorney who will draft these documents at no cost.
Please click here for important information on changes to our One Child, One Lawyer Program.
AVLF’s Domestic Violence Project assists victims of intimate partner violence/stalking and their children secure protection by providing pro bono legal assistance and representation in civil Temporary Protective Order hearings in Fulton County and by providing information regarding the available legal options.
In 2011, AVLF assisted more than 5,000 clients
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