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April 1, 2011 - 1:20 pm

Jane’s husband left her and their children two years ago due to drug problems. She has waited, but wants to move on with their lives and get some sense of stability for the children. This presents legal issues, but Jane has no extra money for a lawyer with...

March 10, 2011 - 12:00 am

In an effort to identify a representative body of “Participant” membership, the Tennessee Bar Foundation Board of Trustees has announced who is eligible to serve as a voting “Participant” member of the Foundation. Any lawyer licensed in Tennessee who...

March 1, 2011 - 6:30 pm

Free access to a lawyer in Tennessee soon will be as simple as printing out and sending legal forms. The state Supreme Court hopes two websites will combat the need for free legal help. Of the more than 1 million Tennesseans who meet federal poverty...

March 1, 2011 - 5:45 pm

WASHINGTON – West Tennessee Legal Services received two of 108 fair-housing grants to educate the public and “combat housing and lending discrimination,” according to today’s announcement by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. West Tennessee...

February 25, 2011 - 2:21 pm

The Tennessee Supreme Court wants to make sure everyone, regardless of their financial abilities, has access to justice. In this ongoing effort, the court has produced an access to justice video, which will be used to educate the legal community and business...

January 5, 2011 - 9:57 am

  Each year TALS honors some of our state’s outstanding advocates. Tennessee is fortunate to have many hardworking and passionate access to justice advocates however, the New Advocate of the Year Award and the B. Riney Green Award seek to recognize and...

January 1, 2011 - 11:42 am

TALS was pleased to participate in the celebration for the 40th anniversary of the founding of Memphis Area Legal Services by honoring Congressman Steve Cohen with the 2010 Legislative Leadership Award. “Memphis Area Legal Services has helped thousands of...