Regina Quick, the newest judge on the bench in the Western Judicial Circuit that covers Clarke and Oconee counties, announces an initiative that will launch next month. The former Athens State Representative says the Access to Justice Initiative is designed to provide access to legal services and information.
The Superior Court Judges of the Western Circuit, in partnership with the University of Georgia Law School and the Western Circuit Bar Association, announce the Access to Justice Initiative, which will kick off in December. The mission of the Access to Justice Initiative will be to provide access to legal services and information for individuals in need of legal assistance who live in our community. Athens-Clarke County Superior Court Judge Regina M. Quick will hold the first of several Access to Justice Pop-Up Clinics from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on December 2, 2017 at the Rocksprings Park Community Center, 291 Henderson Ext. in Athens.
Attorneys will provide brief individual consultations on topics ranging from family law, adoption law, probate law, employment law, criminal law, and landlord-tenant law at Pop-Up Clinics. A list of legal service/attorney resources will be given to individuals who may wish to seek further assistance beyond the Pop-Up Clinic. These Pop-Up Clinics will be held one Saturday a month from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at various locations around Athens (locations to be announced). The dates for the clinics are: December 2, January 13, February 24, March 24, April 21, May 12, and June 16.
Lawyers, legal educators, and staff attorneys from our local courts have committed to volunteering their time for the Access to Justice Initiative. This is a great opportunity to help those in need in our community and assure that they have access to competent legal representation.
For more information about the Access to Justice Pop-up Clinics, contact Judge Quick’s office at 706-310-3606 or the Athens-Clarke County Court Administrator at 706-613-3161.