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John Gainey

  • Hosted by Atlanta Legal Aid Society
  • Sponsored by Georgia Bar Foundation
  • Service location Atlanta, Georgia
  • Issue area Housing/Homelessness
  • Fellowship class year 2017
  • Program Georgia Housing Corps

The Project

Atlanta Legal Aid of Cobb County’s Eviction Clinic provides information about the eviction process, the eviction court procedural process, and an overview of Georgia law. The clinic also provides free consultation and representation to low-income tenants.

The Eviction Clinic will inform tenants of their rights and responsibilities when facing eviction. This clinic will give information to all tenants and provide access to legal services to those that would otherwise be unable to afford representation.

John is the right person for the project because he previously assisted and represented low-income clients while working with Atlanta Legal Aid and the Georgia Department of Human Services. Before coming to law school, John taught high school courses in a Title-I School.

Plans For First Six Months of Fellowship

During the Fellowship period, John advised clients, wrote demand letters, and negotiate with landlords. He represented clients facing eviction in magistrate court. He expanded the eviction clinic and raised tenant awareness.

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