The State Bar provides a variety of information and services for the public-from consumer legal information to information about the attorney grievance process.
The State Bar of Georgia offers programs designed for teachers and students. Read More
The State Bar of Georgia is not authorized to refer clients to lawyers, but many local and voluntary bar associations offer referrals. Please contact the
local or voluntary bar in your area or consult your local telephone directory.
You may qualify for free or low-cost civil legal assistance through a legal aid or pro bono program.
An attorney's public disciplinary history can be found by searching the
Member Directory. You can also visit the
website to find which attorneys have been disciplined most recently. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of the General Counsel at 404-527-8720.
Members of the public who believe that a Georgia lawyer has violated the rules of ethics should contact the State Bar's Consumer Assistance Program at 404-527-8759. Read More
Visit this page for access to many law/government-related organizations throughout the state.
The State Bar posts videos, webinars and photos on YouTube and Flickr. Read More
The Fee Arbitration program is a service to the general public and lawyers of Georgia. It provides a convenient mechanism for the resolution of fee disputes between attorneys and clients. Read More
The Clients' Security Fund of the State Bar of Georgia was initially created by Resolution of the Board of Governors on March 29, 1968, at Stone Mountain, Georgia ". . . for the purpose of maintaining the integrity and protecting the good name of the legal profession by reimbursing to the extent deemed proper and feasible by the Board losses caused by the dishonest conduct of members of the State Bar of Georgia."
In 1991, the Supreme Court of Georgia adopted the Rules of the Clients' Security Fund as Part X of the State Bar Rules. The Fund fulfills, in part, the duty of the legal profession to keep faith with the public and serves to maintain the profession's collective reputation for honesty and trustworthiness. Attorneys from the State Bar of Georgia Office of the General Counsel act as staff for the Clients' Security Fund. For more information regarding the Clients' Security Fund, please call 404-527-8720.