Quality Legal Assistance

OUR PROGRAMS

Through our dual approach of offering direct representation and matching cases with volunteer attorneys in the metro-Atlanta area, GAIN addresses the real need for immigrant access to quality legal assistance. Each year, scores of potential clients contact our office for help. These individuals receive legal advice or representation from our staff or from the many volunteer attorneys who work with us.

ASYLUM PROGRAM

The Asylum Program assists immigrants fleeing persecution abroad by providing legal representation for their asylum cases. Asylum seekers who seek refuge in Georgia are at a distinct disadvantage if they represent themselves in their asylum case without trained legal representation. GAIN, through the training of volunteer attorneys, assists our clients with the challenges of seeking asylum and provides indispensable legal representation, thereby increasing the likelihood of success in theses cases.

VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE PROGRAM

The Victims of Violence Program uses a model that unites recruitment, training, and mentorship of volunteer attorneys to ensure that immigrant victims of human trafficking, domestic violence, and sexual abuse have access to quality legal representation for their immigration matters. By screening referred cases, placing them with trained volunteer attorneys, and providing advice and mentorship, GAIN sustains a mechanism for  assisting hundreds of clients each year. This model provides immigrant victims crucial access to otherwise unobtainable legal representation.

HOW WE WORK

After potential clients make initial contact with GAIN, we determine their eligibility to receive our services through a quick intake interview. For those who qualify for our services, the process is designed to provide high quality legal assistance in a culturally sensitive manner. We connect our clients with a volunteer attorney, and then GAIN’s knowledgeable staff attorneys and program support staff assist clients and volunteers at every step along the way.

Whether we offer direct representation by one of our hundreds of volunteer attorneys, thoughtful and thorough advice by one of our staff attorneys, or a tailored referral to the best available resource, we take a holistic approach to address the diverse needs of our clients.