The Clinic, funded by a $250,000 grant from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation and the College of Law, began operations this semester with six students who will, under attorney supervision, represent small investors with claims against their brokers that are subject to arbitration before FINRA Dispute Resolution.
In general, the Investor Advocacy Clinic will provide free legal services to small investors who meet the following guidelines:
- The investor has a claim against a broker or dealer of less than $100,000;
- The investor has no assets other than their home, car and the investments that are the subject of the dispute; and
- The investor is a Georgia resident (or were Georgia residents at the time of the disputed transaction).
On a case by case basis, we may represent investors who do not meet all of the above criteria.
The clinic also engages in educational outreach to protect small investors from becoming victims of investment fraud.
If you are interested in potential legal representation or having the clinic prepare an educational program for your group, please contact us at (404) 413-9270.