Access to Justice Initiative Pop-Up Clinic on October 13th

Staff Report From Athens CEO

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

The Superior Court Judges of the Western Circuit, in partnership with the University of Georgia School of Law and the Western Circuit Bar Association, announce the next pop-up clinic in the Access to Justice Initiative. The mission of the Access to Justice Initiative is to provide access to legal services and information for individuals in need of legal assistance who live in the community. 

Superior Court Judge Regina M. Quick will host the Access to Justice Pop-Up Clinic from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at the Timothy Baptist Church at 380 Timothy Road, along with other judges. Staff from the Probate Court and Georgia Legal Services and faculty and students from the UGA School of Law will also be in attendance. Attendees are encouraged to bring any relevant important papers with them. 

Attorneys provide brief individual consultations on topics including family law such as divorce and child support, adoption law, immigration law, probate law, disability law, employment law, criminal law, small claims, landlord-tenant law, and general civil law at the pop-up clinics. A list of legal service/attorney resources will be provided for individuals who may wish to seek further assistance beyond the pop-up clinic.

Lawyers, legal educators, and staff attorneys from the local courts have committed to volunteering their time for the Access to Justice Initiative. The initiative is an opportunity to help those in need in the community and help provide access to competent legal representation. Since the program started in December 2017, attorneys have donated over $40,000 of their time and talents at these free legal clinics.

For more information about the Access to Justice Pop-up Clinics, contact Judge Quick’s office at 706-310-3606 or the Athens-Clarke County Court Administrator's Office at 706-613-3161.