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Online TN Justice Team Finalist for Salute to Excellence Award


NASHVILLE, Tenn. July 7, 2014 - The Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services (TALS) program Online TN Justice is a finalist for a Center for Nonprofit Management Salute to Excellence Award. Online TN Justice is one of three finalist for the First Founda...

TALS' Equal Justice University Conference Registration Now Open


Registration for the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Service (TALS) 2014 Equal Justice University is now available. The annual conference brings together attorneys, paralegals, social workers, ombudsmans, volunteers and other providers of civil legal se...

NALS After Hours Silent Auctions to Benefit LAS


NASHVILLE, Tenn. June 24, 2014 –The Nashville chapter of NALS…the association for legal professionals will host its second annual NALS After Hours Silent Auction event at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell and Berko...

LAS-Columbia Welcomes New Attorney


NASHVILLE, Tenn. June 30, 2014 – Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, Tennessee’s largest non-profit law firm, has welcomed attorney Patricia Jones to its Columbia office. Prior to joining Legal Aid Society, Jones was a court a...

NLADA Recognizes Baker Donelson for Online TN Justice Program


Baker Donelson has been named a 2014 Beacon of Justice Award winner by the National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA). The Beacon of Justice Awards recognize law firms that have devoted significant time and resources to creating and implem...

LAS-Clarksville Welcomes New Attorney


NASHVILLE, Tenn. June 12, 2014 – Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, Tennessee’s largest non-profit law firm, announced today it has hired Samuel D. Keen as an attorney for its Clarksville office. Keen joins Legal Aid Society ...

TBA's Young Lawyer Division Project Reaches 88 TN Counties


The Tennessee Bar Associations' Young Lawyer Division has visited libraries in 88 of Tennessee's 95 counties to train librarians on helping patrons find legal service resources. Resources included in their training are Tennessee Alliance for Legal Se...

LAS's Volunteer Lawyers Program Receives $50,000 Grant


NASHVILLE, Tenn. June 4, 2014 – The Corporation for National and Community Service has awarded Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands a $50,000 AmeriCorps Planning grant. Legal Aid Society is one of three Tennessee organizations t...

Online TN Justice team to Host Online Legal Clinic Webinar


On Tuesday, June 3rd, members of Tennessee's Online TN Justice team will host a national webinar for states that are interested in launching a virtual legal clinic modeled after Tennessee's Online TN Justice website (www.onlinetnjustice.org). Three s...

LAET's Family Stabilization Project Benefits Local Economy


CHATTANOOGA – What began as a response to the recession in 2010 continues to reap great benefit for the local economy. Legal Aid of East Tennessee’s Family Stabilization Project focuses on the recently unemployed in the Chattanooga area to identify ...