Phyllis J. Holmen, Esq.

Phyllis J. Holmen, Esq. is executive director of Georgia Legal Services Program of Atlanta, GA, a position she has held since June 1990. GLSP provides civil legal services to low-income Georgians who live outside the metro Atlanta area, through 12 locations throughout the state. Ms. Holmen began her legal career with GLSP in 1974. She is a member of the State Bar of Georgia Board of Governors Executive Committee and is active with several State Bar committees. She served on the Governor’s Judicial Nominating Commission, the Supreme Court’s Indigent Defense Commission, its Blue Ribbon Commission on the Judiciary, and the Administrative Office of the Court’s Committee on Pro Se Litigants. She is an active member of the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers and formerly served on the President’s Task Force on Access to Civil Justice, and the Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants (SCLAID) of the American Bar Association. She is a current or former member of many national and community boards and organizations, including the National Legal Aid and Defender Association; the national Poverty and Race Research Action Council; CHRIS Homes; the Women’s Policy Group; Leadership Atlanta; and the ACLU of Georgia. Ms. Holmen is a graduate of the University of Illinois  College of Law.

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