Georgia Legal Services

DO YOU NEED LEGAL HELP?

Georgia Legal Services Program offers free legal representation in certain civil matters to low income households.

Call (404) 894-7707 or (770) 535-5717 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday or visit www.glsp.org.  There is also helpful legal information online at http://www.georgialegalaid.org. 

GLSP DOES accept the following kinds of cases:

  • Family Violence Temporary Protective Orders and Stalking Orders
  • Public Housing and Subsidized Housing issues
  • Food Stamp, Medicaid, and TANF issues
  • Unemployment Benefit Appeals
  • Consumer Cases
  • Name Changes (limited basis)
  • Birth Certificate Problems (limited basis)
  • School Suspensions/Expulsions

 GLSP does NOT accept the following kinds of cases:

  • Divorce (with limited exceptions)
  • Child Support
  • Child Custody
  • Criminal
  • Personal Injury
  • Immigration
  • Worker's Comp
  • Tax/IRS Issues
  • Social Security (except terminations, reductions, or overpayments)

You can also contact the Newton County Bar Association at (770) 483-6557, the Walton County Bar Association at (706) 548-7894, or the NewRock Legal Society at (404) 525-1892 for a listing of local attorneys. 

If you do not have a computer at home, you can use one at the public library or the law library located inside the Newton Judicial Center and the Walton Government Building.