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Legal Services in Atlanta & the Metro-Atlanta Area

Legal aid for pro se and self-represented litigants

Elderly Legal Aid

Elderly Legal Assistance Program


2 Peachtree St. NW

33rd Floor

Atlanta, GA 30303


(404) 657-5258



  • Civil matters only
    • NO criminal penalty (restitution, fines, or imprisonment)
  • 4 requirements to qualify for help under the Elderly Legal Assistance Program (ELAP):
    • (1) At least 60 years of age
      • **People younger than 60 years of age who meet certain income and resource requirements should look into Georgia Legal Services Program and/or Atlanta Legal Aid Society**
    • (2) In the greatest social and/or economic need
    • (3) Limited English-speaking persons
    • (4) Rural or Low-income minorities
  • ELAP's services include:
    • Legal information
    • Legal counseling
    • Case representation
    • Legal education sessions to help older Georgians prevent more costly, time-consuming legal problems
  • ELAP’s services are provided in every county and address issues like:
    • Income
    • Consumer protection
    • Abuse, neglect and exploitation
    • Healthcare
    • Housing
    • Long-term care

Other Senior Aid Programs:

  • Senior Community Service Employee Program: provides part-time community service work & training for Georgia’s unemployed low-income seniors’ aged 55 and older to help them obtain paid employment.
    • (404) 657-5332
    • Department of Human Services, Division of Aging Services (DAS)
  • Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program: improves the quality of life of residents in nursing and personal care hoes by acting as an independent advocate
  • GeorgiaCares: The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) where certified counselors help consumers understand Medicare issues, choose Medicare health and drug plans, and long-term care insurance.
  • Elder Rights & Advocacy Programs: legal services, elder abuse prevention programs & health insurance counseling.
  • Georgia’s Aging & Disability Resource Connection: a one-stop-shop for consumers’ aging and disability-related information, counseling, referral, and planning needs.
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