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August 29, 2016 - 11:27 am

The Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services' office will be closed Tuesday, August 30 - Friday, September 2, 2016 while TALS hosts the 2016 Equal Justice University conference in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The TALS' free legal helpline, 1-844-HELP4TN, will be...

August 22, 2016 - 1:35 pm

KNOXVILLE – For over 50 years, the lawyers of Legal Aid of East Tennessee (LAET) have been zealously advocating for the rights of Knoxville’s most vulnerable citizens, making sure that they receive fairness in the justice system regardless of how much money...

August 16, 2016 - 8:05 am

The Tennessee Bar Association each year recognizes lawyers and law students who have shown exceptional commitment to increasing access to justice for individuals and communities through its Public Service Awards. The awards recognize pro bono service in three...

July 26, 2016 - 10:50 am

CHATTANOOGA – Legal Aid of East Tennessee (LAET) hosted its Annual Pro Bono Night last Thursday, June 21st at Bessie Smith Hall in Chattanooga. The event celebrated local attorneys who have donated time and civil legal services during the past year to aid...

July 25, 2016 - 12:00 am

Nashville, Tenn. ­– Tennessee ranks ninth in United States for providing access to its courts, according to the 2016 Justice Index, a nationwide study that ranks states according to their adoption of selected best practices for ensuring access to justice....

July 19, 2016 - 9:18 am

TALS congratulates the 2016 Access to Justice Award Winners! The following honorees are recognized for their contributions to the Tennessee's equal justice community! Join us on Wednesday, August 31st at the Equal Justice University conference to celebrate...

July 18, 2016 - 12:00 am

KNOXVILLE (July 18, 2016) – Legal Aid of East Tennessee (LAET) announces the retirement of Deborah J. Herzel and Terry J. Woods, both long-time attorneys in LAET’s Knoxville office. Although Ms. Herzel and Ms. Woods retired as of July 1, 2016, both continue...

July 11, 2016 - 10:19 am

For this year's conference, TALS welcomes national and state leaders to address different areas of growing civil legal aid. This year's speakers, in order of date and time of presentation, include: John Pollock John Pollock is the Coordinator of the...

June 27, 2016 - 3:05 pm

TALS is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Access to Justice Awards. On Wednesday, August 31, 2016, join Tennessee'...

June 24, 2016 - 12:33 pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 23, 2016 - TALS' Staff Member Samantha Sanchez was recognized by the Tennessee Supreme Court at...

June 23, 2016 - 1:14 pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 22, 2016—Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, in conjunction with the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, announced today that three of Legal Aid Society’s staff attorneys have been selected to...

June 8, 2016 - 8:38 am

MURFREESBORO, Tenn., June 7, 2016 – Exactly one year after relocating its offices following a devastating fire, the Murfreesboro office of Legal Aid Society will welcome guests back to its original location at 526 North Walnut Street with a reception to...

June 7, 2016 - 8:59 am

REGISTER NOW Location 50 Vantage Way, Suite 250, Nashville, TN 37228 Agenda 9:30 am – 9:45 am: Registration opens (light refreshments provided) 9:45 am – 10:45 am: The Return of the Able-Bodied Adults without Dependents (ABAWD) Food Stamp Time Limit Rules...

June 6, 2016 - 9:35 am

KNOXVILLE (June 2, 2016) – Legal Aid of East Tennessee (LAET) has received a 2016 Health Initiatives Phase I Grant from Trinity Health Foundation of East Tennessee. LAET’s grant will fund planning for “Doctors as Advocates, Lawyers as Healers,” a project to...

May 26, 2016 - 9:58 am

Legal Aid of East Tenessee seeks multiple attorneys and paralegals to fill open positions in their office locations across East Tennessee. Click on a link below to see the job description and how to apply. Chattanooga Paralegal Staff Attorney Cleveland Staff...