AVLF’s flagship program, the Saturday Lawyer Program provides under-served community members in Fulton and Clayton Counties with access to high-quality legal assistance from trained volunteer attorneys in areas vital to economic security.
On Saturday mornings, volunteer attorneys receive a short training, then meet one-on-one with potential clients to learn more about their legal problems (housing or wage) and to assess the strength of their claims. Volunteers are encouraged, although not required, to provide post-Saturday assistance to clients with meritorious cases.
Low-income tenants too often face illegal evictions, unlawful withholding of security deposits, or abhorrent conditions that go unaddressed by their landlords, all leading to extreme hardship for them and their families. AVLF’s Saturday Lawyer Program provides volunteer attorneys to help these low-income tenants obtain justice in these landlord-tenant disputes.
One missed paycheck can be the difference between a roof over our clients’ heads and an eviction. AVLF’s Saturday Lawyer Program provides volunteer attorneys to pursue unpaid wage claims on behalf of our low-income clients.