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Alternative Dispute Resolution
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Atlanta Self-Help Information
The Atlanta Legal Aid Society offers an online library of self-help information including consumer, children and education, courts, criminal law, disability, employment, family law, health, housing, benefits, and seniors.
Child Support Services
The Georgia Department of Human Services offers a variety of services and information about paternity, child support, case status, payment information, enforcement, non-custodial parents, and interstate cases.
View the Uniform Rules for Superior, State, Juvenile, Magistrate, Probate, and Municipal Courts.
DeKalb County Diversion Treatment Court
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DeKalb County Domestic Violence Information
The Dekalb County Sheriff's Office offers information about domestic violence, including how to file a protective order, tips for victims, and a list of community resources and phone numbers.
DeKalb County Drug Court
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DeKalb County Law Library
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DeKalb County Victim Assistance
The DeKalb County District Attorney's office offers information about assistance and services for victims of domestic violence, elder abuse, homicide, sexual assault, and other crimes. Downloadable publications, a description of the criminal justice process, information about protective orders, and links to community resources are included.
DUI and Defensive Driving Schools
The Georgia Department of Driver Services provides information about its DUI Risk Reduction Program, which is required before restoration of driving privileges; and its Defensive Driving Program, which can result in dismissed charges or reduced points and insurance premiums for some offenders. Links to approved schools are included.
Foreclosure Prevention Resources
View resources for preventing foreclosure in Georgia, including a list of steps to take, local housing counseling agencies, state and national programs, scam avoidance, workshops, publications, and a link to legal aid providers.
Georgia Accountability Courts
View information about Georgia Drug Courts, DUI Courts, Juvenile Drug Courts, Family Dependency Treatment Courts, Mental Health Courts, and Veterans Courts, which can set up treatment programs in lieu of incarceration for some offenders.
View the Georgia Code, containing all of Georgia's statutory laws.
Information for Consumers
The Office of the Attorney General offers information about identity theft, credit reports, and internet safety. Links to consumer-protection agencies and additional resources for consumers are included.
Instructions for Expungement of Georgia Criminal Records
Download a step by step instruction sheet for obtaining an expungement of Georgia arrest records.
View and download the Georgia Landlord-Tenant Handbook.
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Legal information topics include Children's Law, Civil Rights, Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Disability Law, Disaster Relief, Domestic Violence, Employment, Family Law, Housing, Immigration, Military, Personal Injury, Public Benefits, Wills and Life Planning, and the court system in general.
View online versions of the State Bar of Georgia's Consumer Pamphlet Series, which covers a wide variety of legal topics.
Online Legal Resources
Find links to legal information and legal resources for a wide variety of legal issues, including Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Intellectual Property and Corporations. Links to general legal research sites and legal assistance organizations are also available.
Traffic and Motor Vehicle Information
Forms and manuals from the Georgia Department of Driver Services, including a Driver's Manual, Commercial Driver's Manual, Motorcycle Driver's Manual and other traffic and motor vehicle information.
The Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council provides information about crime victim compensation, including eligibility, maximum amounts available by category, and answers to frequently asked questions. Links to additional victim resources and relevant forms are included.
DeKalb County Dispute Resolution Center
View information about the DeKalb County Dispute Resolution Center, which provides mediation, arbitration, and other services that can help parties resolve disputes without going to court.
DeKalb County Family Law Information
View information about the DeKalb County Family Law Information Center, which provides forms, attorney consultations, and self-help resouces for people involved in family law issues.
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Assistance with Complaints about Lawyers
The State Bar of Georgia offers a Consumer Assistance Program for people with complaints or concerns about attorneys, including information and dispute resolution services.
Atlanta Legal Aid
View information about Atlanta Legal Aid Society, which provides free civil legal services to low-income residents of Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, and Gwinnett Counties. Locations, contacts, types of cases, and links to self-help resources are included.
The Governor's Office of Consumer Protection offers information about its investigation, civil lawsuit, and criminal charge processes; instructions for filing a complaint; downloadable and online consumer complaint forms; tips and information about various scams; and links to additional consumer resources.
DeKalb County Bar Association Attorney Search
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DeKalb County Volunteer Lawyers
View information about DeKalb Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, which refers low-income residents to pro bono lawyers for help with civil cases.
Find Free Legal Assistance
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Find Recent Attorney Discipline Records
The State Bar of Georgia lists recent information about disciplinary actions taken against attorneys in Georgia.
Georgia Attorney Directory
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Georgia Legal Services
View information about the Georgia Legal Serivces Program, which provides free civil legal help for low-income residents.
Public Defender Services
The Georgia Public Defender Standards Council lists contact information by county for Circuit Public Defenders, Capital Defenders and Mental Health Advocates. The site also offers links to information about criminal defense, mental health and juvenile matters.
Forms and related information
Georgia Court Forms from the Administrative Office of the Courts
View and download forms for Superior Court, Juvenile Court, Probate Court, Inmate/Habeas Corpus, Domestic Violence/Protective Order, and Domestic Relations.
Self-Help Domestic Relations Forms
View the I-Can online legal application to assist with filling out and filing a variety of domestic relations and family law forms. Registration is required; there is no fee.
Superior Court Forms and Files
View and download forms for use in Superior Court, including civil and domestic relations filing and disposition forms, family violence and protective order forms and attachments, notary certificates and forms, and UCC checklists and forms.
DeKalb County Family Law Forms
View and download family law forms and information packets for use in DeKalb County Superior Court.