OnlineTNJustice is a joint project of the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services and the Tennessee Bar Association. Special thanks to Microsoft, Dell, and to the Tennessee Supreme Court’s Access to Justice Commission for their critical support of this project. These entities share the goal of increasing access to legal advice to those who cannot afford it.
The system screens clients for eligibility and, if qualified, allows them to post a question to a private messaging system. The questions are answered by private attorneys volunteering their time. A OnlineTNJustice client has the ability to check the system for answers at any time. Only the name of the client is shared with the volunteer attorney assisting them. All other information is anonymous to insure complete privacy.