1 person is interested
(Attorneys) Represent a tenant with repairs issues
ORGANIZATION: ATLANTA VOLUNTEER LAWYERS FOUNDATION INC
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1 person is interested
Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation (AVLF) seeks volunteer attorneys to represent landlord-tenant cases.
AVLF has dozens of vetted cases waiting to be accepted by volunteer attorneys in order to support low-income tenants with landlord issues such as failure to repair, conditions, rent dispute and more. Many of these cases may only need help in the form of a demand letter or other negotiation, while some may require litigation.
Landlord-Tenant law experience is not required, as we have staff attorneys and paralegals available to help and provide guidance every step of the way as well as additional volunteer support available (forensic accountants, law students and paralegals, etc).
An active, in-good-standing GA Bar license is required.
Questions? Contact AVLF (firstname.lastname@example.org).
A common case summary is listed below for reference.
PC is still waiting on repairs that she requested when she moved in 4 years ago. Her tub was not draining and was in jeopardy of overflowing. There has been mold in her daughter's room for about a year, causing her daughter to get very sick and damage to her personal belongings. Her daughter had to visit the ER several times. PC had to live with an exposed ceiling for months. The ceiling there still has water damage; the landlord simply sprayed it. AVLF performed a mold test, which revealed high levels of humidity, allergen spores and water damage throughout the home. The AC didn’t work for two weeks, so PC’s family had to stay at a hotel and then purchase additional fans. There were at least two changes in ownership/management, resulting in PC’s requirement to pay online only, with an additional convenience fee. Now, two of the three toilets will not flush properly and the third one runs nonstop; the smoke detectors don't work; the kitchen sink cabinet is rotten and sinking in; the half bathroom floor is partially stripped; there’s an AC leak that’s damaged the floor; one of the tubs is constantly stopped up; and her bedroom window does not fully close. PC would like assistance with getting repairs done and some of her rent returned, reimbursement for damaged belongings, and to break her lease without penalty if she can find an affordable home.
About ATLANTA VOLUNTEER LAWYERS FOUNDATION INC
235 PEACHTREE ST S1750 N TOWER, ATLANTA, GA 30303, US
To create safe and stable homes and families by inspiring the fight for equal justice.
Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation (AVLF) is a nonprofit that believes no one standing up for their rights should have to do it alone. That’s why we stand with, for, and in support of low-income Atlantans as they demand safe and stable housing, insist on fair pay for an honest day’s work, and break free from intimate partner abuse. Our volunteers are deeply committed to helping low-income Atlantans achieve the safety and stability they deserve. You don’t need to be an expert to provide life-changing support to our clients. Often just a simple demand letter can make a world of distance. For full representation in all our programs, we provide in-depth training, a wealth of legal resources, and access to expert staff attorneys who can help you along the way.
This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.
October 16, 2023
- Legal (General)
- varies, based on case
- Active GA Bar license