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interests and schedule. They can use filters to narrow their search by subject area (11 different legal subjects available), project (15 avail- able Legal Aid projects), location, required skill set, time commitment (from five to 20+ hours), and/or case level (beginning, intermedi- ate, advanced). LegalAidProBono. org has cases serving clients in At- lanta and across Georgia. Many of the pro bono cases are cross-listed and cross-promoted on sites such as the State Bar of Georgia’s Due- JusticeDo50.org, the State Bar of Georgia Pro Bono Resource Cen- ter’s GeorgiaAdvocates.org, and the American Bar Association’s website GeorgiaFreeLegalAnswers.org. Another goal of the site is to imme- diately connect users to transaction- al representation options, instead of only providing full representation case referrals. There are also volun- teer opportunities for non-lawyers. LegalAidProBono.org offers users a one stop shop for viewing pro bono opportunities including referrals to partner organizations like the State Bar Access to Justice Committee’s Due Justice Do 50 platform, the State Bar’s pro bono program, and will soon feature links to court and affinity bar association websites. The Legal Aid Pro Bono website also features an extensive digital library, providing resources for all Legal Aid volunteers. There are training guides, standard forms, sample pleadings, case law updates, and more. The website also has a large selection of videos which explain how to find your next pro bono case or project, where the of- fices are located, and how to use the library. The law-specific videos cov- er subject areas such as guardian- ship, temporary protective orders, Medicaid/Medicare, name changes, and estate planning. For those who are looking for in-person training, LegalAidProBono.org provides an updated listing of clinics, continu- ing education events, training ses- sions, pro bono events, and Atlanta Legal Aid Society events. The site also features a neighborhood office page that allows volunteers to view ways they can contribute to strong communities wherever they work or live. FOLLOW US ON @atlantabar Legal Aid Pro Bono is headquar- tered in Atlanta Legal Aid Society’s downtown Atlanta office. For nearly 100 years, Atlanta Legal Aid Society has offered free civil legal aid for low income clients. Legal Aid’s staff of 75 lawyers and 1,200 volunteers reaches tens of thousands of people annually, which includes represen- tation of more than 20,000 cases. The newly launched LegalAidPro- Bono.org, with its enhanced search capabilities, is designed to improve the pro bono process by making it easier to connect Georgia attorneys with those who need their support. The Official News Publication of the Atlanta Bar Association THE ATLANTA LAWYER 23