Atlanta Bar Association Laywer 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 residents of Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Dekalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Paulding, and Rockdale counties.

If your application is successful, there will be a required $25 processing fee that will include up to a 30 minute consultation with the attorney. For more information, please call our main referral line at (404) 521-0777.

Who We Serve

  • Cherokee County
  • Clayton County
  • Cobb County
  • DeKalb County
  • Douglas County
  • Fayette County
  • Forsyth County
  • Fulton County
  • Gwinnett County
  • Henry County
  • Paulding County
  • Rockdale County
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Description of Services

Flat Fee Services:
- Advance Directive for Healthcare
- Bundled Service (Advance Directive for Healthcare, Power of Attorney, and Simple Will)
- Name Change
- Power of Attorney
- Simple Will
- Uncontested Guardianship of a Minor

Hourly Fee Cases:
- Bankruptcy
- Child Support (modification/petition/contempt)
- Contested Guardianship of a Minor
- Custody (original/modification)
- Deed Transfer
- Divorce
- Legitimation/ Paternity
- Separate Maintenance

How to Get Help

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(404) 521-0777

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Download and submit our online application, either by fax at (404) 522-0269, or email to

General Contact Information

Atlanta Bar Association Laywer Referral Modest Means Program
229 Peachtree Street NE (map)
Suite 400
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 522-0269

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