GAPABA Volunteers: AVLF Saturday Lawyers Program

  • 09/19/2020
  • 8:45 AM - 3:00 PM
  • VIRTUAL SESSION on Sat., Sept. 19, Sign up by Thurs., Sept. 17th. ZOOM LINK TBD

Registration

  • PLEASE SELECT 2 TIMES SLOTS:
    8:15 - 10:15 AM
    9:45 - 11:45 AM
    11:15 AM - 1:15 PM
    12:45 - 2:45 PM
  • PLEASE SELECT 2 TIMES SLOTS:
    8:15 - 10:15 AM
    9:45 - 11:45 AM
    11:15 AM - 1:15 PM
    12:45 - 2:45 PM


GAPABA Volunteers with


AVLF: Saturday Lawyer Program

Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020

Various Time Slots from 8:15 am - 2:45 pm

Deadline to Sign Up: Thursday, Sept. 17th

Open to Attorneys & Law Students

NO RELEVANT EXPERIENCE REQUIRED


For September's #GAPABAGivesBack, GAPABA Partners with Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation (AVLF) to assist with their Virtual Saturday Lawyer ProgramVolunteers (both Attorneys & Law Students) have the option to pick from multiple time slots to meet with clients virtually through a Zoom meeting. VOLUNTEERS ARE ASKED TO PLEASE CHOOSE 2 TIME SLOTS EACH:

  • 8:15 AM - 10:15 AM
  • 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM
  • 11:15 AM - 1:15 PM
  • 12:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Each slot is 2 hours to account for technical difficulties, the client interview, and debriefing with an AVLF staff attorney

  • CASE TYPES
    • Promoting safe and habitable housing and ensuring return of security deposits
    • Resolving other landlord-tenant disputes, such as illegal evictions or damage to tenants’ property caused by landlords
    • Securing unpaid wages
    • defending clients against wrongful debt lawsuits and garnishments and stopping harassment and unfair collection practices by debt collectors. 
  • TRAINING: Volunteers who accept cases receive a high level of training and support on their specific case from AVLF staff, who will provide questionnaires, training docs, and a virtual orientation video prior to the Program. Orientation materials and Zoom link will be emailed to volunteers the week of the program.
  • CLIENT MEETING: The Zoom meetings will be set up by an AVLF staff attorney, and AVLF staff attorneys will also be present for questions, debriefing, etc. throughout the program. 

QUESTIONS: Contact the GAPABA Community Service Committee Co-Chairs Paul Nam and Carol Lee: commserv@gapaba.org.

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