Atlanta Legal Aid Society Inc LSC Funded

Who We Are

Founded in 1924, Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc. provides free civil legal services to low-income citizens in  Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett counties.  The program consists of staff of more than 100 people.  Each year, thousands of clients are given advice or legal representation at the downtown central office or at one of the neighborhood offices. Atlanta Legal Aid handles individual case representation and matters of broad impact.  The great majority of cases are matters in which Legal Aid attorneys or paralegals help individual clients settle housing matters, negotiate consumer duties, resolve family law matters, or receive public benefits.  Eligibility depends on household income and the type of legal problem.  Atlanta Legal Aid's services include legal representation and brief services, instruction in self-help, legal advice and referrals. In addition to providing direct legal services, Atlanta Legal Aid supplies the community with news, information and self-help educational materials. Group presentations and legal education workshops can be arranged. For more information, call (404) 524-5811. We can make special arrangements for disabled people and do home visits for the homebound. We have a TDD number for the hearing impaired, and use the Georgia Relay Center BECAUSE OF LIMITED RESOURCES, ATLANTA LEGAL AID CANNOT TAKE EACH ELIGIBLE CLIENT'S CASE. WE REVIEW EACH CASE IN A TIMELY MANNER AND TRY TO PROVIDE SOME ASSISTANCE OR REFERRAL TO EVERY CLIENT. AREAS OF ASSISTANCE Atlanta Legal Aid provides legal services for many types of cases including: Government Benefits: Social Security, Unemployment, SSI, TANF, Food Stamps Consumer Law: Collection, Bankruptcy, Contracts & Warranties, Loan Problems Family Law & Domestic Relations: Spouse Abuse, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Child Support & Alimony Education: Student Rights, IEPs, Student Loan Problems Housing: Private Landlord/Tenant, Federal Subsidized Housing and Other Public Housing, Homeowner and Real Property Health: Medicaid, Medicare Employment: Wage Claims, Job Discrimination SPECIAL LEGAL UNITS SENIOR CITIZENS LAW PROJECT - Assists people aged 60 and older as well as residents in nursing homes and personal care homes regardless of income. For more information, call (404) 524-5811 and ask for SCLP. DISABILITY INTEGRATION PROJECT - Protects the legal rights of patients in metro Atlanta psychiatric hospitals.  Works to implement the rights of the disabled as established by the U.S. Supreme Court in Olmstead.  For more information, call  (404) 377-0701. AIDS LEGAL PROJECT/ALS & CANCER INITIATIVE -  Addresses the legal problems of people with HIV/AIDS, cancer and ALS.  For more information, call (404) 614-3969. LONG TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM - Receives, investigates and attempts to resolve complaints on behalf of nursing home and personal care home residents. For more information, call (404) 371-3800. HOME DEFENSE PROGRAM -Represents and provides referrals for homeowners and homebuyers victimized by home equity and home purchase scams, including predatory mortgage lending. For more information, call (404) 377-0701. HISPANIC OUTREACH PROGRAM - Legal Aid employs Spanish-speaking attorneys.  They are available for legal services in all of the above areas. They do not represent clients in immigration matters. Call (404) 377-5381. For Directions, Click Here (

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Atlanta Legal Aid Society Inc
54 Ellis Street NE (map)
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 524-5811
(404) 614-3997

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