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Legal Resources Guide

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Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation

Function: This is a nonprofit organization providing legal assistance to low-income residents of Atlanta.

235 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 1750

Atlanta GA 30303

Web Site:  https://www.avlf.org

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American Disabilities Act (ADA)

Function: created to increase awareness of the rights of persons with disabilities, both by persons with disabilities themselves and by the larger community.

1-800-514-0301 

1-800-514-0383 (TTY)

Website: ada.gov

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Capital Ombudsman Program

Function: Georgia’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program works to improve the lives of residents of long-term facilities. The program informally investigates and works to resolve complaints on behalf of residents.

225 Cameron Road, McDonough GA 30253

Phone:  (404) 627-1057

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Georgia Justice Project Legal Services

Function:  screens potential clients and takes criminal cases only in the beginning stages of prosecution.

438 Edgewood Ave, Atlanta GA 30312

Phone:  (404) 827-0027

http://www.gjp.org

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NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc (LDF)

Function: LDF has its roots in the NAACP under the leadership of NAACP legal pioneer Charles Hamilton Houston. In 1940, then NAACP lawyer established the NAACP Legal Defense Fund to support the increasing civil rights litigation across the United States. In 1957 the NAACP Legal Defense Fund became an entirely separate organization from the NAACP, yet LDF remains a partner of the NAACP in the fight for justice. LDF’s primary mission has been to provide legal assistance to poor African Americans; however, its work over the years has brought greater justice to all Americans.

National Headquarters NY 

212-965-2200

Washington DC Office

202-682-1300

Website: www.naacpldf.org

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American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

Function:  The ACLU engages in litigation on civil rights issues including voting rights, criminal justice, prisoner rights, and death penalty cases.

Phone:  (770) 303-8111

FAX:  (770) 303-0060

Email:  info@acluga.org

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Atlanta Bar Association

Function:  Lawyer referral service providing information to callers seeking attorneys with expertise in a specific area of practice.

Phone:  (404) 521-0777

Website:  www.atlanbar.org

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Georgia Advocacy Office, Inc (GAO)

Function:  The GAO offers pro bono legal services to Georgia residents who have suffered discrimination because of physical and/or mental disabilities.

One Decatur Town Center

150 E. Ponce De Leon Avenue, Suite 430, Decatur, GA 30030

Phone:  (404) 885-1234

Website:  info@thegao.org

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Governor’s Office of Consumer Protection

Function:  Enforces Georgia’s Fair Business Practices Act and other consumer protection laws. Investigates and addresses consumer problems. Complaints must be made in writing.

Website:  http://www.consumer.georgia.gov

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The Innocence Project

Function:  is a non-profit legal clinic affiliated with the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University and created by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld in 1992. The project is a national litigation and public policy organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted people through DNA testing and reforming the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice.

212-354-5340

info@innocenceproject.org

Website: innocenceproject.org

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American & Georgia Bar Certified Lawyer Referral Service

Phone:  1 (800) 215-1644

Website:  http://www.georgialawyerreferreral.com

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Atlanta Legal Aid

Function:  Legal representation, advice, and referrals for civil law matters. Also, processes complaints from individuals having difficulty settling claims with an insurance carrier.

54 Ellis Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303

Phone:  (404) 524-5811

Website:  www.atlantalegalaid.org

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Georgia Innocence Project

Function:  The mission is to use DNA testing to free those wrongly prosecuted. Because of the high volume and limited staff, the Project asks that you request help in writing by regular mail, not by phone or email.

50 Hurt Plaza, Suite 350, Atlanta GA 30303

Phone:  (404) 373-4433

Fax:  (404) 609-2704

Email:  gip@georgiainnocenseproject.org

Website:  http://www.georgiainnocenceproject.org

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Justice Center of Atlanta, Inc (JCA)

Function:  Offers mediation services, usually without charge, in cases including, but not limited to small claims and misdemeanors to various types of civil disputes.

976 Edgewood Avenue, NE,

Atlanta GA 30307

Phone:  (404) 523-8236

Website:  https://www.justicecenter.org

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The Southern Center for Human Rights Law Firm

Function:  Offers free legal representation for criminal matters of indigent defense, currently incarcerated prisoners, and death penalty cases.

60 Walton Street, NW, Atlanta GA 30303

Phone:  (404) 688-1202

Website:  http://www.schr.org