February 14, 2012 - 4:13 pm

This week, both the White House and the Legal Services Corporation announced their budget requests to Congress for FY 2013 funding of the Legal Services Corporation. President Obama's budget recommends $402 million in funding, an increase of $54 million over...

February 9, 2012 - 11:22 am

Attorney General Bob Cooper announced today that Tennessee will participate in the $25 billion agreement with the nation's five largest mortgage servicers.  Once approved by the court, the agreement will provide an estimated $146 million in relief to...

February 8, 2012 - 3:48 pm

Legal aid service provider's across America are facing drastic cuts in staff and revenue. Read more about it in this press release from the Legal Services Corporation (LSC). URL: http://www.lsc.gov/media/press-releases/staff-reductions-hit-legal-aid-...

January 31, 2012 - 11:34 am

TALS has already planned four trainings for the 2012 year. Visit our Trainings page and the Calendar page to learn more about them.   Friday, March 30th, 9-3: Special Education and Juvenile Justice Task Force Monday, April 23rd, 9-3 Health and Benefits Task...

December 22, 2011 - 11:35 am

The Memphis Daily News has a new story covering the launch of www.justice4alltn.com by the Tennessee Supreme Court and Memphis Area Legal Services' good work in the Memphis community. The article quotes Tennessee Bar Association president Danny Van Horn as...

December 21, 2011 - 2:44 pm

WKRN News2 in Nashville ran the following story highlighting the work of the Tullahoma Office of the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands. Legal Aid is filing separate suits on behalf of five tenants in Coffee County alleging that their...

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...