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Thompson Law PC Selected as a Participant in Lawyers for Equal Justice

Thompson Law, PC is proud to announce that it has been selected as a participant in the Lawyers for Equal Justice program.

Lawyers for Equal Justice, or “L4EJ” is a program designed to provide civil legal assistance to individuals who make too much to qualify for free legal assistance via the Legal Services Corporation, yet do not make enough to pay the high fees usually associated with retaining legal assistance.

On average, households in this income group experience three events or circumstances that require legal assistance per year. Typically, these legal needs are either addressed without a lawyer or not addressed at all.

To address this trend, known as the justice gap, the Georgia Supreme Court and Georgia’s five law schools teamed up to create Lawyers for Equal Justice. Lawyers for Equal Justice, or “L4EJ,” is not a law firm, and each participating attorney operates his or her own, distinct and independent practice. Lawyers for Equal Justice is, however, a community for individual Georgia attorneys committed to serving people of modest economic means.

Thompson Law PC is proud to announce that it has been selected as a participant in the program. As a participant, this firm has committed to providing moderate-to-low income individuals with quality representation at affordable price points. In addition, the firm has committed to providing forty hours of pro-bono legal assistance to victims of family violence via work with the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation’s Safe Families Office.

Specifically, Thompson Law PC provides assistance to individuals with zoning and land use issues, professionals (for example: electricians and others in the building trades, nurses, LPN’s or cosmetologists) with licensing issues, and individuals that want to run for office or organize for political change.

Alternative fee structures like flat fees, monthly payments, and other options are available for those that qualify. So, if you or someone you know needs legal assistance but feels intimidated by the process, contact us.

 

*L4EJ program staff do not exercise direct or indirect supervisory or managerial authority over the participating attorneys, and L4EJ does not share legal fees with the participating attorneys.

Andrew Thompson