Currently, LICAP draws volunteers from the membership of the Bankruptcy Section of the Atlanta Bar Association, our partner in launching this program, but any interested and qualified attorney is encouraged to get involved. AVLF does not provide training in this area, as volunteers are required to already have bankruptcy experience.
AVLF does, however, provide an extensive level of support to LICAP volunteer attorneys. Cases are prescreened and volunteers initially receive a referral package that contains all related paperwork (underlying pleadings, judgment, FiFa, case documents that might be helpful), an account of the facts and any previous litigation or collection efforts or tips, and contact information for the attorney that obtained – or was in the process of obtaining – the judgment. To support volunteers’ efforts in the bankruptcy proceeding, AVLF has access to a small litigation fund and significantly discounted court-reporting services and process servers, as well as experts in the field who have taken on AVLF cases for consultation and advice. AVLF also has access – as needed – to pro bono forensic accounting services from the top accounting firms to assist LICAP volunteer attorneys.