Atlanta Bar Association Lawyer Referral Modest Means Program

Who We Are

The Modest Means program is a public service program sponsored by the Atlanta Bar Association's Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS). It is designed to assist Georgia residents who are not financially eligible for Legal Aid, but who also do not have the resources to retain a private attorney at the standard market rate.

Potential clients who qualify for the Modest Means Program are referred to a private attorney who has agreed to the specific terms of the program, including an initial retainer fee of no more than $600, or billable hours of $75 an hour maximum. The Modest Means Program is only currently available to the residents of Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Paulding, and Rockdale counties.

Who We Serve

  • Metro-Atlanta
Language(s) Spoken
  • Spanish / Español
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Type of Help

This group provides the following types of services based on your legal needs and its resources:
  • Full Legal Representation
  • Brief Advice
  • Self-Help Materials
  • HelpLine

How to Get Help

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Online Referral Request

If you believe that you may need to be referred to a lawyer, you can request one by following these few steps to complete an online confidential referral request or download and submit our online application, either by fax at (404) 522-0269, or email to
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Phone Number
(404) 521-0777

Call to speak directly with a representative of the Lawyer Referral and Information Service.

General Contact Information

Atlanta Bar Association Lawyer Referral Modest Means Program
229 Peachtree Street, Suite 400 (map)
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 521-0777

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