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Calculate Fees and Payments to Lawyers (1)+

  • Contingent Fee System

    Keys to the Courthouse - Quick Facts about the Contingent Fee System. This web page provides information about the contingent fee system - a system for clients to pay lawyers a percentage of the judgment that they receive if they win a law suit (rather than an hourly rate based on the amount of time the lawyer spends working on the case). This form of payment system is used most often for personal injury cases. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Civil Justice Foundation, Pro Se Litigants Committee of the Judicial Council of Georgia, Administrative Office of the Courts

Choosing a Lawyer (4)+

  • Court Rules

    This link will take you to the court rules for each level of the Georgia Courts-- the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, Superior, State, Juvenile, 
Probate, Magistrate, and Municipal Courts. If you can't afford a lawyer and you have to represent yourself in court ("pro se"), you must read the rules for the court. You will be expected to follow the rules that apply to "parties" to the action. Content Detail

    By:
    The Administrative Office of the Courts of Georgia
  • How to Choose a Lawyer - State Bar of Georgia Consumer Pamphlet

    There comes a time in nearly everyone’s life where the services of a lawyer are required. To help in this process, this pamphlet was prepared by the State Bar of Georgia to aid and assist individuals and businesses in choosing a lawyer. Content Detail

    By:
    State Bar of Georgia
  • Lawyers and Legal Fees - State Bar of Georgia Consumer Pamphlet

    This pamphlet answers common questions about lawyers and legal fees including: (1) What is a lawyer? (2) How does one become a lawyer? (3)Can non-lawyers practice law? (4) What is the basis for a legal fee? Content Detail

    By:
    State Bar of Georgia
  • When You Need a Lawyer

    Almost everything we do—from making a purchase, to driving a car, to interacting with others—is affected by the law in some way. But clearly we don’t need a lawyer for all of these everyday interactions. When do you need a lawyer? When can (or should) you handle a matter on your own? This web site helps you answer these basic questions. Content Detail

    By:
    American Bar Association