New GSU Law bankruptcy clinic offers community education class on Nov. 21
1:09 pm, November 19th, 2013
Georgia State University College of Law’s new Bankruptcy Assistance and Practice Program is holding a free community education class on Nov. 21 for those facing bankruptcy.
Representatives from the Atlanta Legal Aid Society and GSU’s law school will explain foreclosures, loan modifications and other bankruptcy procedures. Legal Aid lawyers will meet individually with participants to explain what resources are available to assist them with their debt problems. Pro bono bankruptcy services may be provided to income-eligible participants by Atlanta Legal Aid or GSU’s Bankruptcy Assistance and Practice Program.
GSU law professor Jessica Gabel started the bankruptcy assistance program this year to help people who cannot afford a lawyer navigate a bankruptcy filing. For the 16 third-year law students participating, the program is an opportunity to gain experience working with actual clients.
Georgia has one of the highest rates of unrepresented debtors in individual bankruptcy cases in the country, Gabel told the Daily Report in August.
The class will be at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 21 in Room 659 of GSU’s Urban Life Building at 140 Decatur St.
Free parking is available for participants who register with GSUBankruptcy@gmail.com by 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20.