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TALS' Housing/Consumer Law Task Force Hosts CLE 3/7


On Friday, March 7, 2014 the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services' (TALS) Housing/Consumer Law Task Force will host a Housing CLE for 4 1/2 General Credit (GEN) Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit at the TALS' Office in Nashville, Tennessee. Cl...

TALS Executive Director speaks at TBA's CCPBI Gala


The Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) held its 8th Annual Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative (CCPBI) Gala on Saturday, March 1, 2014 in Nashville. Each year, the event raises money to support the work of corporate counsel pro bono service and activi...

LAET Grant Returns $1.6 Million to Local Economy


CHATTANOOGA – A one year grant that was expected to provide $250,000 in local benefit has instead resulted in more than six times that amount in half the time! Last fall, the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga awarded Legal Aid of East Tenn...

LAS Welcomes New Victim Advocate


NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 17, 2014 – Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, Tennessee’s largest non-profit law firm, announced today that Barbara Gunn Lartey has joined the firm as victim advocate. Prior to joining Legal Aid Soci...

MALS Elects Chief Donors Relations Officer


Memphis, February 3, 2014: Elizabeth Roane has joined Memphis Area Legal Services as chief donor relations officer where she will oversee marketing efforts and community development for the non-profit law firm. About Memphis Area Legal Services Inc...

TALS' aLEGALz Program Celebrates First Year


The Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services' (TALS) aLEGALz program celebrated its first full year of service this January. Launched January 14, 2013, the aLEGALz program is a civil legal information and referral toll-free line for low income Tennessea...

Attorney Positions available with LAS


The Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands (LASMTC) has job openings available for three attorney positions. Two attorneys will be hired for the Clarksville Office and Columbia Office. To see all job openings with LASMTC, visit the...

LAS Receives Grant from Baptist Healing Trust for Middle Tennessee Medical Legal Partnership


Baptist Healing Trust recently awarded a $55,000 grant to Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, Tennessee’s largest non-profit law firm. The grant will support the 2014 Middle Tennessee Medical Legal Partnership (MTMLP), which i...

Yeomans Honored as Ashley T. Wiltshire Public Service Attorney of the Year


NASHVILLE – Deborah Yeomans, Managing Attorney for Legal Aid of East Tennessee’s Johnson City office, has been named the Ashley T. Wiltshire Public Service Attorney of the Year by the Tennessee Bar Association (TBA). The Award “recognizes an atto...

Online TN Justice featured in Tennessee Bar Journal


Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services' (TALS) virtual legal clinic, Online TN Justice, was featured in the January edition of the Tennessee Bar Association's Tennessee Bar Journal. Online TN Justice is one of several pro bono options for Tennessee La...