A new organization dedicated to providing pro bono legal assistance to LGBTQ Georgians launched in Atlanta on January 20. Emory LGBTQ Legal Services, or ELLS, will begin its work this spring by helping trans individuals access transition-related care and appealing their insurance denials. ELLS will also be partnering with Georgia Equality in the next few months to host advanced directive workshops for the LGBTQ community. While ELLS cannot assist LGBTQ Georgians with all of their legal needs, the organization will be compiling a database of community resources and pointing individuals with problems outside of ELLS’ mission in the right direction.
If you are a trans individual experiencing difficulty receiving transition-related care, please reach out to ELLS by emailing or calling the organization. You should also get in contact with the organization if you are an attorney interested in taking on pro bono cases with ELLS.
Beginning in mid-February, ELLS will be hosting specific appointment hours on Thursday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Rush Center’s administrative conference room. If you are interested in making an appointment for one of those evenings or for any other legal matter or inquiry, please contact ELLS via email or phone.
Phone Number: (706) 538-ELLS (3557)
Because this is a new project, ELLS is looking for funding to be able to sustain and expand this service in the future. If you would like to make a donation, please do so using this link: http://engage.emory.edu/LGBTQLegal