LAET Honors Knoxville Law Firm to Celebrate National Philanthropy Day
KNOXVILLE – Eldridge & Blakney P.C. of Knoxville was recognized Thursday for the firm’s service to the community, and for its support of Legal Aid of East Tennessee. The honor came on the occasion of National Philanthropy Day, hosted by the Great Smoky Mountain Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
The firm’s volunteer commitment was described as follows in the written program:
Eldridge & Blakney P.C. “raises the bar” as a charter member of Legal Aid of East Tennessee’s Leadership Cabinet. At the same time, every attorney in the firm participates in LAET’s Pro Bono Project, donating time and talents to provide access to justice to low-income residents who cannot afford to hire attorneys. They are a Pillar Law Firm, handling all expungement cases, and regularly make presentations to community groups about expungement. Among firm members, one is Treasurer of the Knoxville Bar Association, another is past president, and another recently organized a free advice clinic to help veterans apply for benefits.
Eldridge & Blakney P.C. was among nine individuals and organizations recognized during luncheon. The firm’s four attorneys are David Eldridge, Tasha Blakney, Loretta Cravens, and Troy Weston.
Legal Aid of East Tennessee’s mission is to ensure justice for elderly, abused, and low-income people by providing a broad scope of civil legal assistance and advocacy. LAET serves eligible persons in 26 counties through offices in Chattanooga, Knoxville, Johnson City, Maryville, and Morristown.