Thank you to the future volunteer attorneys who attended our “Addressing Legal Reentry Needs Through Pro Bono” CLE at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP. A previous installment was hosted at the Georgia State Bar on March 11th. Participants learned about legal barriers to reentry in Georgia and how to identify these issues when working with clinic clients.
Georgia Justice Project, in collaboration with the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Northern District of Georgia, Nelson Mullins, Alston & Bird and King & Spalding, is launching a pro bono project to address the growing need for reentry legal services for returning citizens. Since the summer of 2018, GJP has been assisting returning citizens at Metro Reentry Facility (MRF), a new prison in Atlanta that utilizes a holistic model for services, with removing their most significant legal barriers to reentry. The American Bar Association lists over 47,000 national and state collateral consequences of incarceration that create obstacles to securing employment, housing, and family reunification – critical factors for successful reentry back into society.
Are you interested in becoming a volunteer attorney? Contact Hsindy Chen at Hsindy@GJP.org.