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Cobb Justice Attorneys Provide Free Consumer Advice
To help members of the public understand how the legal system works when it comes to consumer law issues, the Cobb Justice Foundation has collaborated with local attorneys in the community to provide a free monthly Consumer Information Clinic. On the last Tuesday of each month (with the exception on November and December, those dates to be announced), Cobb Justice Foundation volunteer attorneys are available to help members of the public understand how to navigate the court system when they are being sued by a creditor or being garnished, as well as understanding how the Fair Debt Collection Act, Fair Business Practice Act and the Truth in Lending Act apply to them. Attorneys provide a free informational seminar regarding these issues, among other consumer law issues, and then allow for a question and answer period, wherein the consumer can meet with an attorney on a one-on-one basis with specific questions about their particular legal matter. The attorneys are available on a first-come, first-served basis from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 PM. in Courtroom I of the Superior Court South Building (Building “D").
The first Consumer Clinic will take place on Tuesday, August 27th, from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 PM. For more information about the Clinic, call Legal Aid of Cobb County at (770) 528-2565.
This clinic is open to everyone, regardless of income level.
Cobb Justice Honors Volunteer at Cobb Bar Law Day Awards
Dawn Levine was named the Richard L. Moore Volunteer of the Year for the 2012-2013 Bar year. Dawn is a tireless volunteer who donates both her time through pro bono representation of Cobb Legal Aid clients, as well as her reources. She is also a regular particpant at the Cobb Justice Foundation's monthly Probate Clinic. Thank you, Dawn, for all you do for the Cobb Justice Foundation!
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THANK YOU to our Front Runners! These are the dedicated donors and volunteers who joined or renewed before January 15.
Darl Champion, Jr.
Stearns-Montgomery & Proctor
The Hon. Eric Brewton
T. E. Cauthorn
Dupree & Kimbrough, LLP
The Hon. Robert Flournoy
D. Austin Gillis
Lyle & Levine, LLC
The Hon. Greg Poole
The Hon. Toby Prodgers
J. Lynn Rainey
Law Firm Projects:
Ballard Spahr, LLP
Bryan Cave LLP
Dow Lohnes PLLC
Freeman, Mathis & Gray LLP
Moore, Ingram, Johnson & Steele LLP
Stearns-Montgomery & Proctor
Thank you to everyone who attended our Landlord/Tenant and Consumer Law CLEs this year. Interested in these or other training opportunities? Watch this page or Like us on Facebook to stay in the loop! CLE credit is always free for our volunteers!
PRO BONO RESOURCES AVAILABLE ONLINE. The State Bar Pro Bono Project provides a free resources for pro bono lawyers online. At GeorgiaAdvocates.org, programs like Cobb Justice are able to provide training materials, sample pleadings, and forms for volunteers. You can also access materials and training from nearly any civil practice area for your pro bono work, courtesy the dozens of pro bono projects statewide. You do need to register for free at the Georgia Advocates website to access the materials.
TPO REFERRAL PROJECT. We are assisting dozens of victims of domestic violences every month. We can't do it without YOUR help! We need attorneys each and every Tuesday. Training materials are available at GeorgiaAdvocates.org. Click here to access the materials.
EVICTION DEFENSE PROJECT. We recently hosted our annual Eviction Defense CLE, and are referring tenants with valid legal defenses and counterclaims to volunteer attorneys every month. Training materials are available at GeorgiaAdvocates.org. Click here to access the materials.
To volunteer your services or make a donation, call Amanda Moulthrop at (770) 817-5543, or to contact us by e-mail, click here.
For a Membership Form, click HERE.