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Georgia Legal Services Program marks 50th anniversary with rural summit

Voting rights activist Stacey Abrams will headline the Georgia Legal Services Program’s 50th annual Rural Georgia Justice and Poverty Summit later this month.

The September 17 summit brings together researchers, state agencies, philanthropists, community policymakers and attorneys to talk about problems such as housing, education, public health, poverty and other critical issues affecting low-income and rural communities. Abrams is the keynote speaker for the event which runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“This discussion about emerging civil legal issues couldn’t be timelier,” GLSP Executive Director Rick Rufolo said. “The solutions we will discuss during this summit will impact the well-being and protection of impoverished rural communities while providing continuing education opportunities for attorneys across the state.”

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