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Remote Volunteer Training: Evictions in Atlanta – Atlanta Bar Association March Madness
March 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
3 CLE hours, including 1 professionalism (pending approval)
Speaker: Ayanna Jones-Lightsy and Pierce Hand
About the Program:
This program will start with a review of the basics of the eviction process in Atlanta, and then move on to highlight some of the major problems that renters have with this process. It will conclude with a look at how other cities are tackling these issues (e.g. eviction diversion process, game day counsel and advice, and other nonlegal solutions).
Atlanta Bar Members: $50
Law Student Members: $5
Law Student Non-Members: $10
Legal Support Staff: $5
Register for three Pro Bono March Madness CLE Programs and save $20! (use coupon code “MARCHMADNESS” at checkout)
Atlanta Bar Members: $130; Non-members: $310
1:00 – 2:00 Atlanta’s Eviction Process
Explanation of professionalism and how it relates to the basics in the dispossessory process in Fulton Court. This section will also examine the statistics about Atlanta’s extremely high eviction rate and how we got here.
2:15 – 3:15 Problems with the Eviction Process
An examination of the barriers that tenants face when filing an Answer and attending a hearing.
3:30–4:30 Consequences of Eviction
After an eviction is filed, there is a myriad of potential negative consequences that can occur including but not limited to blacklisting, inaccurate eviction reporting and liens. These consequences can prevent tenants from finding suitable housing and maintaining stability.
How Other Cities are Handling Their Eviction Problem Tenants
A survey of the innovative ways that courts, legal service organizations, universities and legislators are tackling the high rates of eviction in their areas.