Legal Advocacy Program

Laws affecting cities are made year-round in the courts as well as in the General Assembly. GMA’s Legal Advocacy Program provides support and assistance to member municipalities in a limited number of cases where the outcome could have major significance to cities statewide. The Legal Advocacy Program has two components. The first is providing monetary assistance to a municipality for legal fees, court costs, and expenses directly related to litigation on a novel and important question of law, the favorable decision of which could provide a substantial benefit for a significant number of Georgia municipalities. The second is the filing of amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) briefs in state and federal appellate courts and, very rarely, in trial courts.

Required Forms

Common Interest Agreement

Assistance Request Form
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Service Contacts

Rusi Patel
678.678.6210