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Georgia Civil Rights Information


Civil rights laws are meant to protect individual liberties. Civil rights litigation frequently involves claims against government and public agencies for violating constitutional and statutory civil rights.

The Center's Civil Rights Reference Page is under construction.

Recent Georgia Supreme Court Decisions:

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Individuals may represent themselves in legal matters. Self-help should be considered when possible adverse consequences are relatively modest.

#1 Land Use Litigation Under the Civil Rights Act: By Attorneys J. Matthew Maguire and E. Righton Johnson (2009). (Suggested by CLS Webmaster)
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#2 MTL Law: If you are looking for experts in civil matters such as personal injury, automobile wrecks, tractor-trailer wrecks, negligence liability, medical malpractice, and other matters, MTL Law ready to help. (Suggested by Dan Honkanen)
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#3 Section 1983 Civil Rights Law Reporter: From SF Attorney David Newdorf. (Suggested by CLS Webmaster)
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#4 Typical Section 1983 Claims: Article by Maureen Markey Middleton of Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP. (Suggested by CLS Webmaster)
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#5 Civil Liberties Litigation: By Penn State Law Prof. Gary Gildin (Suggested by CLS Webmaster)
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ADR Options for Civil Rights:

  • Mediation: Mediation is a recommended approach to resolving legal disputes before resorting to adversarial litigation. Mediation FAQ
  • Arbitration: Arbitration is generally less expensive and time consuming than traditional litigation. Georgia law authorizes arbitration of a wide range of disputes. Arbitration FAQ
  • Hybrid Mediation-Arbitration: Hybrid mediation-arbitration provides parties an opportunity to reach a voluntary settlement of some or all issues in dispute followed by arbitration of issues that the parties are unable to settle voluntarily.
  • Case Evaluation: Case evaluation is an alternative dispute resolution method that is useful in the early stages of litigation.
  • Discovery Audits or Masters: Discovery auditing service is available for litigated cases to help resolve complex discovery issues effectively.

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Use the Center for Legal Solutions Georgia Attorney Directory to locate attorneys with experience in this subject area. See Attorneys listed on the right side of this page.

Additional Resources:

Our legal community-driven guide highlights the most relevant, timely, and useful links available.

#6 American Civil Liberties Union: National organization devoted to defense of liberties. (Suggested by CLS Webmaster)
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#7 Section 1983 Research: From the King County Law Library. (Suggested by CLS Webmaster)
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#8 Michigan Journal of Race & Law: (Suggested by CLS Webmaster)
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#9 Feminist Jurisprudence: Equal Rights Or Neo-Paternalism?: Article by Michael Weiss and Cathy Young (Suggested by CLS Webmaster)
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#10 Video Lecture: Religion and the Law: Delivered by Professor Chris Eisgruber at Princeton. (Suggested by CLS Webmaster)
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