Supreme Court of Georgia Dramatically Expands Student Practice Supporting Experiential Education and Broadening Access to Justice. See pages 50-54 of the Journal.


What are student lawyers allowed to do?

The old rule only referred specifically to assisting with court proceedings. The Bar Examiners’ committee wanted the new rule clearly to authorize student practice that was co-extensive with all the work that a licensed attorney can do. Thus the new rule states that a student lawyer, “when under the supervision of a member of the State Bar of Georgia, may, as if admitted and licensed to practice law in Georgia, advise, prepare legal instruments, appear before courts and administrative agencies and otherwise take action on behalf of” an eligible client