Joint effort of the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Atlanta Bar Association, Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers, and Gate City Bar Association to offer lawyers an opportunity to provide pro bono civil legal representation.
Primary geographic focus: Georgia
Organization type(s): Provider
Acronym or short name: AVLF
Tags: Pro Bono
The Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, Inc., was created in 1979 through the joint efforts of the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, the Atlanta Bar Association, the Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers, and the Gate City Bar Association to offer lawyers an opportunity to provide civil legal representation for the poor. Since then, AVLF has provided representation for indigent clients through the efforts of volunteer private attorneys, its student clinical program, and various outreach programs.
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WABE (local NPR, Atlanta)
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August 21, 2017
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