AVLF is the largest provider of pro bono legal services in Greater Atlanta. We directly serve almost 5,000 people each year and reach hundreds more through community outreach and workshops. Since 1979, we have promoted access to justice by inspiring attorneys to provide high-quality education, advocacy, and representation at no charge to low-income families with basic civil legal needs. AVLF’s staff trains, mentors, and supports pro bono attorneys to assist low-income people at critical times in their lives. Our staff and our programs make it as easy as possible for lawyers to engage in meaningful pro bono work.
After potential clients make initial contact with AVLF, we determine their eligibility to receive our services through a quick intake interview. For those who qualify for our services, every step of the process is designed to get them the highest quality services as quickly as possible. We connect our clients with a volunteer attorney, and then AVLF’s expert staff attorneys and program support staff assist clients and volunteers at every step along the way.
Whether we offer direct representation by one of our hundreds of volunteer attorneys, thoughtful and thorough advice by one of our staff attorneys, or a tailored referral to the best available resource, we strive to be the last call someone has to make to get help.