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About Pro Bono

Group of GLSP lawyersOur judicial system cannot function without the availability of counsel to ensure that all people have effective access to the legal system. The need for legal assistance by low-income Georgians to resolve life-shattering problems is enormous. Legal intervention is often the critical factor that enables a family to remain together or to receive vital financial support. In even the best of times, legal aid programs can serve only a small fraction of the persons who meet their eligibility standards and who need legal assistance.  Private attorney participation—or “pro bono”– is absolutely critical, especially so in areas of Georgia where we have no lawyers or very few lawyers who can be called upon to help. You can help. Fill out the Volunteer Pledge Form.

For Lawyers:  Pro Bono One-Stop Shopping

Volunteer Pledge Form
Look for available pro bono cases around the state*
Get training*
* These links will take you from our website,, to our statewide volunteer lawyer and public interest advocate website managed by the Pro Bono Project.
Learn about incorporating Pro Bono into your Practice

Pro Bono FAQs

Volunteer Lawyer of the Month

The State Bar of Georgia encourages lawyers to provide at least 50 hours of pro bono services each year and contribute financially to legal aid and pro bono programs.  Volunteer lawyers across the state make a difference for people who otherwise cannot afford representation to resolve a critical legal problem.  Read about lawyers who make a difference in their communities.

State Bar of Georgia Pro Bono Awards and Recognition Activities

Nominate an outstanding volunteer lawyer or pro bono effort | View past recipients of the State Bar of Georgia Pro Bono Awards

Social Media and Pro Bono

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For the Public

Contact your local office of Georgia Legal Services Program to apply for legal help.  If you are eligible for legal help, your local GLSP office may connect you to a pro bono lawyer.
If Georgia Legal Services Program does not serve your area of the state or handle the kind of legal problem you have, visit and view the Directory of Legal Aid Organizations in Georgia. Not in Georgia? Go to, a national network of free legal aid and pro bono programs.

Pro Bono Project Staff

Mike Monahan

Michael L. Monahan
, Director/Attorney at Law
(404) 527-8762
Deborah Chapman, Administrative Assistant
(404) 527-8763
Tommy Richards, Web Librarian/Content Coordinator
(404) 527-8787

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