Georgia Advocacy Office

SITE DESCRIPTION The Georgia Advocacy Office is the designated Protection and Advocacy System for the State of Georgia.  As the P & A, GAO works on behalf of and beside people who experience disabilities.  Student Externs will be exposed to a multitude of practice areas which could include class action and other systemic litigation, representation… Read more »

Georgia Watch

SITE DESCRIPTION Founded in 2002, Georgia Watch is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan organization working to ensure that Georgians are educated and protected on matters that impact their wallets and quality of life. Through advocacy, outreach and education, Georgia Watch works to make Georgia a model for consumer protection. Georgia Watch safeguards consumer protections in the… Read more »

Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc.

SITE DESCRIPTION Founded in 1924 by prominent members of the Atlanta bar, Atlanta Legal Aid is recognized as one of the cutting-edge legal services providers in the country.  Our 60+ staff attorneys work on a variety of issues, ranging from public benefits to complex mortgage litigation.  Significant casework includes Olmstead vs. L.C. & E.W., a… Read more »

Fulton County CASA

SITE DESCRIPTION This experiential learning opportunity is offered by Fulton County CASA, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization that recruits, screens, and trains community volunteers to represent abused and neglected children and youth in the custody of the Department of Family and Children Services.  CASA volunteers are appointed as Guardian ad Litems in dependency proceedings in Fulton… Read more »

Project South

SITE DESCRIPTION Project South will draft legal memoranda, open records requests, Freedom of Information Act requests, demand letters, fact sheets, and human rights reports; help with devising and carrying out Know Your Rights presentations (targeting communities of color, Muslims, and immigrants); and visit imprisoned individuals in Georgia immigration detention centers and prisons to help document… Read more »

Truancy Intervention Project Georgia, Inc.

SITE DESCRIPTION The Truancy Intervention Project (TIP) was developed in 1991 by former Juvenile Court Judge Glenda Hatchett and Terry Walsh, then President of the Atlanta Bar Association. Its objective is to provide early, positive intervention with children reported as truants. Volunteers work one-on-one with children, as advocates both in and out of the courtroom… Read more »

Southern Environmental Law Center

SITE DESCRIPTION Externs can expect to do research and writing on issues for litigation or for other environmental advocacy in a substantive area. Depending on the project area, research may include federal and state environmental statutes and regulations, and procedural and evidentiary issues. In addition to doing research, clerks also participate in strategy sessions and… Read more »

Georgia Asylum & Immigration Network (GAIN)

SITE DESCRIPTION GAIN provides pro bono services through volunteer attorneys, paralegals, and law students to represent immigrant asylum seekers, victims of trafficking, domestic violence and other crimes. GAIN’s staff screen, refer, train, support, and supervise the pro bono attorneys as they represent these cases. The extern will be expected to assist with screenings, consultations and… Read more »

Georgia Hospital Association

SITE DESCRIPTION GHA is a non-profit trade association made up of member health systems, hospitals, and individuals in administrative and decision-making positions within those institutions. GHA serves approximately 175 hospitals throughout Georgia. The legal department assists member hospitals with finding answers to complicated regulatory questions, participates in meetings with various state agencies which regulate hospitals,… Read more »

Georgia Innocence Project

SITE DESCRIPTION The Georgia Innocent Project (GIP) is a non-profit legal organization dedicated to proving the innocence of the wrongfully convicted through DNA testing, remedying the causes of wrongful convictions, and helping the exonerated rebuild their lives. The Project reviews post-conviction cases to determine whether there is a legitimate claim of innocence that can be… Read more »