TALS Promotes Online TN Justice with help of TN Partners
On November 5, the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services (TALS) hosted a national call with states interested in implementing a site like Online TN Justice (www.onlinetnjustice.org), a web-based pro bono clinic for low-income Tennesseans.The call featured more than fifteen groups and more than twenty individuals who were interested in topics from stakeholder building to technology capabilities for hosting their own Online Justice Program. The conference call generated immediate follow-up with one state when their stakeholder group asked for a video conference with Tennessee's Access to Justice Chair George 'Buck' Lewis, TALS Operations Director Samantha Sanchez and the Tennessee Bar Association's Access to Justice Coordinator Liz Todaro. The video conference occurred on November 21 thanks to the facility use of Nashville's Stites and Harbison Law Firm.
Created in 2011, Online TN Justice is created to reach the connectivity gap for in-need Tennesseeans to travel to reach a legal clinic. Since its creation, it has garned much attention in the national legal services community. For more information about Online TN Justice, click here.