December 20, 2011 - 3:52 pm

Legal Aid of East Tennessee and Erlanger Medical Center have launched a partnership where legal aid attorneys will assist low-income patients at Erlanger with civil legal assistance on a range of legal matters. See the news story from WRCB News in in...

December 13, 2011 - 9:07 am

The latest edition of the Tennessee Volunteer Lawyer by the Tennessee Bar Association's Access to Justice Committee is out now.  You can view the online newsletter here. This edition covers many pro bono topics of interest to advocates and volunteer attorneys...

December 8, 2011 - 4:28 pm

Local lawyers give the gift of free legal advice this Christmas.
The Legal Aid of East Tennessee put up its first probono tree this year.
Judges put cases of people from our area who need legal help on the tree.
They include everything from...

December 1, 2011 - 2:45 pm

The Tennessee Supreme Court launched a new website this week to provide the public with valuable resources to help navigate the court system. The new site, JusticeForAllTN.com, is intended to assist people with civil legal issues who cannot afford legal...

November 17, 2011 - 2:37 pm

Sherre Bishop presented at the 2011 Equal Justice University and delivered a noteworthy workshop from start to finish. Bishop offered tips on how to build blocks for communicating your organization’s story and how to engage listeners while telling your own...

October 31, 2011 - 1:20 pm

"I know your jobs are hard. I know the work load is crushing. I know the need seems like it will never be met and I know the substance of the work is stressful." Sandman addresses the Class of 2011 at the Equal Justice University with humor and empowerment....

October 27, 2011 - 11:47 am

There is an interesting article on the Harvard Busines Review website about a recent study, Ambition and Women at Work, that reports several ways women stunt their careers unintentionally of course. If you get some free time, take a moment to explore this...

October 25, 2011 - 2:02 pm

This year, the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services presented the B. Riney Green Award to Russ Overby with Legal Aid Society and Beth Stricklin bates with West Tennessee Legal Services. The New Advocate of the Year Award was presented to Shayla Purifoy with...

October 24, 2011 - 11:24 am

West Tennessee Legal Services recently participated as a vendor at the Veterans Outreach program held in Jackson. The Tennessee Department of Veteran Affairs hosted the program at the National Guard Armory. Over a hundred veterans attended the event to learn...

September 29, 2011 - 1:25 pm

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence estimates that 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year and one in four women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime. Read 15 Signs Someone Might Be...

September 29, 2011 - 12:13 pm

15 Signs Someone Might Be Dangerous October has been officially recognized as Domestic Violence Month to bring awareness to the grave issue plaguing Tennessee and our nation. Legal Aid Society is working to spread the word to our fellow citizens. The...

September 26, 2011 - 12:00 am

The Legal Aid Society has an immediate opening for a Spanish-Speaking Intake Specialist and Office Manager in its Nashville office. The specialist will complete intakes on potential Family Law clients and provide case handling and case management assistance...

September 21, 2011 - 1:33 pm

Immediate Spanish-Speaking Intake Specialist and Office Manager Position Available in Nashville The Legal Aid Society has an immediate opening for a Spanish-Speaking Intake Specialist and Office Manager in its Nashville office. The specialist will complete...

August 11, 2011 - 12:11 pm

By Danny Van Horn, President, Tennessee Bar Association and Erik Cole, Executive Director, TALS with updates by Samantha Sanchez, Operations Director, TALS A Growing Need The plight of low-income Tennesseans with unmet legal needs is well-documented. Any...

August 11, 2011 - 12:00 am

The Tennessee Bar Foundation, through the IOLTA (Interest On Lawyers’ Trust Accounts) program, provides grant awards to organizations that provide direct civil legal services to the indigent or that seek to improve the administration of justice. Applications...