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I have mediation on june 06 how do i get a court appointed lawyer for my mediation

Savannah, GA |

My court date is june 21 i live in savannah ga so i need a lawyer for custody rights on my 11 year old

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  1. You'll have to petition the court for it, but I've never heard of a court providing a free attorney for a mediation.

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  2. There is no right to court appointed counsel in civil cases in Georgia, but let me stress that you NEED a lawyer and you need to get one ASAP. A lawyer may well affect the outcome.

    If you cannot afford counsel, you may be able to get a pro bono lawyer through:
    Georgia Legal Services Program
    Savannah Regional Office
    6602 Abercorn Street
    Suite 203
    Savannah, Georgia 31405

    (912) 651-2180 or
    1-888-220-8399

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  3. I agree with my colleagues below. There is no automatic right to counsel in civil cases, however some areas have attorneys do pro bono work to assist parties in your situation.


  4. Unfortunately there is no right to an attorney in civil cases (and divorce/child custody is civil). You really should hire an attorney, especially since custody is at issue. If you can't afford an attorney, you can try to contact Georgia Legal Services at 1-800-255-0056. They are a non-profit in Savannah. They may not be able to help you, but might have some more resources for you.

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