Summer is close at hand and you spent the entire year with your nose in the books – now is your opportunity to relax and start thinking about networking and getting legal experience to match your academic success.
Volunteering solves the problem. Choose an area that interest you, meet like-minded attorneys, and get practical hands-on experience.
Here’s a list to get your started:
Business law experience – ProBono Partnerships of Atlanta
“We match nonprofit clients with experienced corporate attorneys who help get them to the next level. From contracts to corporate governance, to intellectual property and employment, our attorneys assist our clients with their business law needs.”
Criminal law experience – Georgia Innocence Project
“GEORGIA INNOCENCE PROJECT (GIP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals who have been convicted of crimes they did not commit. The Project works to secure post-conviction DNA testing for Georgia and Alabama inmates where DNA analysis could prove guilt or innocence and adequate DNA testing was not available at trial.”
Not sure what type of law you like – Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
“To create safe and stable homes and families by inspiring attorneys to fight for equal justice.”
Additional links – The Atlanta Bar Association has an even more in-depth list at
If you are not staying in Atlanta this summer – look at the local bar association in your area for volunteer opportunities and good luck!