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TN Launches 'Law School Virtual Legal Advice Clinic' Project


Knoxville, Tenn. (September 29, 2014) –The Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services (TALS) is partnering with Tennessee law schools to launch 'Law School Virtual Legal Advice Clinics'. Law students across Tennessee will join experienced attorneys to pro...

LAET Office to Re-open in Cleveland


CLEVELAND – Legal Aid of East Tennessee will celebrate the GRAND REOPENING of its Bradley County office Thursday, September 18 at Noon. The new office is located at 166 North Ocoee, directly across from the Bradley County Courthouse. “In 2010, LA...

LAS adds Jephson to Volunteer Lawyers Program


NASHVILLE, Tenn. Sept. 16, 2014 – Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, Tennessee’s largest non-profit law firm, has announced the hiring of Valerie Jephson as project coordinator for Legal Aid Society’s Volunteer Lawyers Program...

LAET Chattanooga Wins $10,000 Prize


The Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga (CFGC) held “The Greater Race” last Saturday morning in downtown Chattanooga in celebration of the Foundation’s 50th anniversary. The Chattanooga office of Legal Aid of East Tennessee (LAET) won the Sec...

LAS' People Law School adds Child Support Education


Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands released its fall People’s Law School class schedule today. The People’s Law School is a free program that provides an overview of common civil legal issues that a person might face. Taught...

EJU Conference Events and Keynote Speakers


If you can't attend the entire Equal Justice University conference, the TALS staff hopes you can join us for one of these conference events that will feature motivating addresses by our keynotes speakers. Individual event tickets can be purchased on ...

Access to Justice Award Winners Announced


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 27, 2014) – The Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services (TALS) will present the 2014 Access to Justice Awards on Wednesday, Sept. 10, at its annual Equal Justice University. The awards honor legal professionals who have demonst...

LAS-Clarksville Welcomes New Staff Attorney


NASHVILLE, Tenn. Aug. 12, 2014 – Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, Tennessee’s largest non-profit law firm, has announced the hiring of Emma Sholl as an attorney in its Clarksville office. Sholl previously worked as a legal ...

Solo in the Park Benefits LAET


KNOXVILLE – SOLO Autocross competition comes to Knoxville’s Chilhowee Park, Saturday & Sunday (August 16 & 17). The 4th Annual Solo in the Park is sanctioned by the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA), and features sports car enthusiasts drivi...

LAS has $17.4 Million Impact on Community


2013 year-end results reveal Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, along with pro bono attorneys, provided more than $17.4 million in free civil legal advice and representation in 2013. Throughout the year, Legal Aid Society han...