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About Us

WHAT IS THE SELF-HELP CENTER?

The Southwest Georgia Legal Self-Help Center, Inc. employs staff to provide free procedural information to the public. They are neutral parties who cannot give legal advice or tell you the best was to handle your case. 

HISTORY

In 2017, after an extensive assessment of the components of the Georgia Access to Justice eco-system, the Justice for All Working Group developed a Strategic Action Plan intended to meet the consumers of civil legal services where they are-geographically, institutionally, and financially, thus creating Law Libraries as Self-Help Resource Centers.

In 2018, Dougherty County, Georgia was chosen as a pilot program for the State of Georgia. The objective of the Legal Self-Help Center is to meet the legal needs of civil litigants and refer them to the most appropriate form of legal services including GeorgiaLegalAid.org; self-help assistance in self-representation, Georgia Legal Service Programs and attorneys for full or limited scope representation; a pro bono attorney for full representation on a pro/low bono basis or full service or limited scope services attorney through a lawyer-designed and lawyer- supervised referral process.

 

Today the Southwest Georgia Legal Self -Help Center has served over 38,000 patrons from legal communities both in and out of the State of Georgia. Today, the Southwest Georgia Legal Self-Help Center is the State of Georgia’s Model Project paving the way for pilot programs in the state and the nation.

MAJOR DONORS

Our generous sponsors have demonstrated their commitment to the SWGA Legal Self-Help Center through contributions that allow us to continue assisting the community. These valued partners recognize the Self-Help Center's importance in the community, and help us advance our mission of ensuring that the public receives free and equal access to the legal resources they need.

The entire Southwest Georgia Legal Self-Help Center team would like to thank all of our donors for their continued support. 

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225 Pine Ave, Room 121

Albany, GA 31701

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229-302-3295

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9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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