Following Up: Enhanced Services in Pro Bono Legal Aid

Legal aid lawyers spend hours providing clients with valuable self-help legal advice. What happens to that advice? What results are achieved? This session explores Atlanta Legal Aid Society’s (ALAS) experience building an extensive follow up pro bono project that provides additional assistance to clients and collects legal outcomes, using modifications to its Legal Server database. It will be of particular interest to organizations that work with legal Hotlines, utilize senior volunteer attorneys or would like to leverage brief service and advice on a variety of legal topics.

Such a project could be replicated in urban legal aid offices with high volume, or in more rural areas. Participants will learn how to document and enhance the value of advice and brief service pro bono, identify core elements to establishing a sustainable follow up project, and discuss key stakeholders, important to creating a larger scale, long term follow up project.

Allison Stiles – Enhanced Services Pro Bono Manager – Atlanta Legal Aid Society
Kristin N. Verrill – Director of Grants and Innovation – Atlanta Legal Aid Society

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In this session, Emma, Lidia and Tamsin will be dispensing indispensible advice regarding legal problems relating to contract, tort and consumer rights. They’ll also cover some of the dos and don’ts of giving legal advice.
With Emma Jones, Lidia Dancu and Tamsin Morris
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