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2022 Summer Intern Reflections – Emily
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At the beginning of my internship with Georgia Justice Project, one of personal goals was to end the summer feeling reinvigorated before heading into my last year of law school. From the very first week of my internship, GJP demonstrated to me that that goal was achievable. Over this summer, I have been struck by GJP’s intentionality and values, particularly their value of optimism. Optimism truly does permeate the atmosphere at GJP. There is a culture at GJP of looking … read more 2022 Summer Intern Reflections – Emily

2022 Summer Intern Reflections – Jack
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Many people are now aware of our nation’s issue of mass incarceration and injustice within the criminal legal system. It can be easy to dismiss these structural issues as too complicated or entrenched to be dismantled. However, interning with the Georgia Justice Project has opened my eyes to the grassroots effort to combat injustice within our legal system while supporting individuals and their families throughout this struggle. I knew I wanted to be a part of this effort as soon … read more 2022 Summer Intern Reflections – Jack

2022 Summer Intern Reflections – Lexi
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My favorite thing about my experience as a summer legal intern at GJP has been the opportunity to connect with, support, and learn from clients who are directly impacted by the system. On the records team, I saw first-hand the ways that criminal records pose as barriers to employment, housing, and licensing for so many of our clients, and how even dismissed cases from decades ago can hold someone back from moving forward with their lives. I loved hearing from … read more 2022 Summer Intern Reflections – Lexi

2022 Summer Intern Reflections – Lindsey
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Working with Georgia Justice Project (GJP) changed me in ways I didn’t expect. From interviewing potential clients in local jails and prisons, counseling citizens who are striving to overcome barriers to success because of a mistake they made years ago, speaking with GA Supreme Court Justices about legal reform, working in the same neighborhood where MLK, Jr. grew up, witnessing GJP clients defy the odds — to collaborating with colleagues on how our daily work intersects with, and challenges, our … read more 2022 Summer Intern Reflections – Lindsey

Reminder: Georgia’s New Record Clearing Law
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Don’t forget these 5 fast facts about Georgia’s new criminal record clearing law! This is a first for Georgia. Before this new law, almost all convictions stayed on your record for life. As of 2021, you can now petition the court to restrict and seal (expunge) certain convictions from your record. Many pardoned felonies are included. If you receive a pardon for a felony conviction you can petition the court to restrict and seal the record, unless the conviction was … read more Reminder: Georgia’s New Record Clearing Law


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