GLSP Silent Auction
Stone Mountain’s Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort
Stone Mountain, GA
June 18-21, 2015
Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to bid on a variety of wonderful new and unused items for you and your family! Proceeds will support GLSP’s mission to provide civil legal services to persons with low incomes, creating equal access to justice and opportunities out of poverty in 154 of Georgia’s 159 counties.
If you have a hobby that you’re excited about, here’s your chance to showcase your artwork, photography, floral designs, paintings, illustrations, hand-crafted jewelry, pottery, crocheted or knitted items, and more. Please send in your donation item with a completed donation form by June 1, 2015 to GLSP, Attn: Silent Auction, 104 Marietta Street, Suite 250, Atlanta GA 30303! Please contact the Development Office at 404-206-5175 about volunteer opportunities. Thanks for your support!
Restaurant Gift Cards/Certificates
Frequent Flyer Miles
Tickets to Amusement Parks, Museums, Zoos
Find the donation form here…
Phil Bond, Senior Staff Attorney and former Managing Attorney of our Macon office, has been chosen by Mercer Law School as this year’s Outstanding Alumnus. The Alumni Board unanimously agreed that his commitment to his work, his clients, and the pursuit of public service made him an ideal candidate for this award. Phil has been with GLSP for 31 years.
Six counties in Georgia have no lawyers. Another 56 counties have 15 or fewer members of the bar. Georgia’s chief justice and state bar president say it’s a crisis for the legal system. The Daily Report went to South Georgia, home to all six lawyerless counties, to find out how law is practiced in a land without lawyers—and what some say should be done about it
As the U.S. slowly recovers from the recession, there is a great need for lawyers who provide free services to people who cannot afford to pay. In her work with the Georgia Legal Services Program, Karen Henize Geiger helps disadvantaged people get access to justice in ways that can ultimately lead to their finding a way out of poverty.
See more here…
GLSP’s Director of Litigation Lisa Krisher is spotlighted in the Georgia Bar Journal.
CLICK HERE to read the article.
The New York Times carried a front page story Dec. 11, 2014, about an African-American Henry County girl harshly disciplined for writing one word on a locker, “Hi,” while the white child involved in the incident received a lesser punishment, though her actions were more destructive. GLSP attorney Mike Tafelski is pictured and quoted.
CLICK HERE to read the entire article.
Mike Tafelski was also interviewed on NPR’s “The Takeaway” on Dec. 12, 2014.
To listen to that radio program, CLICK HERE.
And, Mike Tafelski was interviewed on Georgia Public Broadcasting’s “On Second Thought” on Dec. 15, 2014.
To listen to that radio program, CLICK HERE
Macon GLSP’s Bilingual Staff Attorney Jana Edmondson- Cooper was interviewed for an American Bar Association publication called “Pass it on” recently. To read the profile, please click below. Scroll down to “Member Profile.”
ABA Pass it On
To hear Supervising Attorney Tomieka Daniel on how GLSP can help victims of Domestic Violence, CLICK HERE and scroll down to Cycles of Violence story.
GLSP Executive Director Phyllis Holmen writes about how important legal aid is, not just to individuals, but to the democracy. The Legal Services Corporation, which distributes funds from Congress to legal organizations around the country, turns 40 this year.