The Homeless Veterans Legal Clinic (the “Legal Clinic”) at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School was chosen to receive funds from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide legal services to veterans in order to address homelessness. The Legal Clinic provides free legal assistance to veterans who are homeless or are at risk of homelessness with issues relating to misdemeanor criminal charges and matters symptomatic of homelessness. Criminal charges are a major obstacle in gaining employment or acquiring housing. For example, a criminal charge as minor as a revoked license can limit a person’s ability to obtain a job or get to work. Outstanding warrants issued for a failure to appear will be an absolute bar in most cases on an individual’s ability to acquire housing. The Homeless Veterans Legal Clinic is here to assist in removing these types of barriers and many more.
Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School previously assisted the homeless veteran population in the Atlanta area under the supervision of Attorney Corey Martin and Attorney Gulliana Goehring. However, with the recent funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs, Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School has been able to expand the Homeless Veterans Legal Clinic to assist more veterans in a larger area. The Legal Clinic is now able to assist the homeless veteran population in the greater Atlanta area as well as all the surrounding counties.
Misdemeanor Charges Only
● Drug Related Charges
● Simple Battery
● Family Violence
● Disorderly Conduct
● Criminal Trespassing
● Violation of Probation
● Failure to Appear
● Suspended/ Revoked License
● No Tags/Insurance
● Misdemeanor Eluding/Fleeing the Police
● Outstanding Warrants
● Expunge or Sealing a Criminal Record
Supervising Attorney, Corey Martin
Attorney Corey Martin, an eight-year military veteran himself, is the Supervising Attorney for the Homeless Veterans Legal Clinic at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School. He has been the leading attorney for the law school’s Homeless Veterans Legal Clinic since 2016. He is also an active member of the AJMLS Alumni Board and frequently volunteers to help students prepare for careers in the practice of law. Attorney Martin is a 2020 Daily Report Distinguished Leaders Award Honoree and the recipient of the 2020 State Bar of Georgia, William B. Spann Jr. Award. He also received the 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award from Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School.
Eligibility is based on the client’s veteran’s status and if they are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Veterans must have served in the United States Military and have been honorably discharged if they no longer serve on active duty. Veterans status will be verified through the Department of Veterans Affairs records.
Before attending the walk-in hours or arriving at a scheduled appointment, veterans must complete the screening form at the bottom of this page.
Walk-in and telephone consultation hours:
- Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
- On the second Friday of each month from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
The Legal Clinic will also meet with prospective clients by scheduled appointments. Please email or call to schedule a consultation.
To request assistance from the Legal Clinic, or to schedule an appointment, contact us directly via phone or email. Consultations are conducted over the phone, during walk-ins, or by appointment.
Phone: (678) 916 -2645
Link: Screening Form
Please click the link above or button below to complete the screening form. The Legal Clinic will contact the prospective client.
This clinic was funded in part by a grant from the United States Department of Veteran Affairs. The opinions, findings, and conclusions stated herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. VA assumes no responsibility for the professional ability or integrity of the organizations whose names appear on this list. This referral does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by VA.