LAS Announces 2015 Clinic Schedule

Legal Aid Society to Host 200+ Free Legal Help  Clinics Across Middle Tennessee and the Cumberland Plateau

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Jan. 21, 2015 – Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands announced today that, over the next 12 months, volunteer lawyers and staff will provide free legal help at more than 200 clinics across Middle Tennessee and the Cumberland Plateau.

“These clinics are an approachable and accessible way for individuals and families to get free legal help in their communities,” said Lucinda Smith, director of Legal Aid Society’s Volunteer Lawyers Program. “Because of the commitment from our staff and volunteer attorneys across the region, we are thrilled to once again increase the number of clinics Legal Aid Society will be hosting.”

Most clinics are structured as a walk-in forum, where Middle Tennesseans can receive general legal advice without an appointment.

Columbia (Intake):

  • First Tuesday of the month from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Perry County Senior Center, 112 South Mill St., Linden (except in January)
  • First Tuesday of the month from 11 a.m. to noon at the Hickman County Senior Center, 107 Armory St., #1, Centerville (except in January)
  • Second Wednesday of the month from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Maury County Senior Center, 1020 Maury County Park Drive, Columbia (except in January)
  • Second Thursday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Mt. Pleasant Senior Center, 501 Gray Lane, Mt. Pleasant (except in January)
  • Third Tuesday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Lewis County Senior Center, 347 East Main St., Hohenwald (except in December)
  • Last Wednesday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Giles County Senior Center, 100 Senior Citizens Drive, Pulaski (except in December)
  • Last Thursday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Lawrence County Senior Center, 220 Centennial Ave., Lawrenceburg (except in December)
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Gallatin (Intake and Brief Counsel & Advice):

  • First Tuesday of the month from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Shalom Zone, 600 Small St., Gallatin
  • Third Tuesday of the month from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Lebanon/Wilson County Chamber of Commerce, 149 Public Square, Lebanon

Murfreesboro (Intake and Brief Counsel & Advice):

  • Every Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Greenhouse Ministries, 309 South Spring St., Murfreesboro
  • Third Saturday of every month from 9 to 11 a.m. at Higher Ground Worship Center, 2424 Yearwood Ave., Murfreesboro (except in December)
  • For First Responders ONLY: Saturday, January 31 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at LaVergne Police Department, 5093 Murfreesboro Rd. LaVergne.  For more information or to volunteer for this clinic, contact Aimee Luna at aluna@las.org or 615-890-0905. 

Nashville:

  • Second Tuesday Clinic: Held the second Tuesday of every month, starts at 4:30 p.m. at Legal Aid Society’s Nashville office, 300 Deaderick St., Nashville
  • McHugh Clinic: Held on the last Saturday of the month (excluding April and December), starts at 9 a.m. at Legal Aid Society’s Nashville office, 300 Deaderick St., Nashville
  • Casa Azafrán: Held the third Friday of every month (excluding December), starts at 2:30 p.m. at Casa Azafrán, 2195 Nolensville Pike, Nashville 37211

Other Nashville clinics address specific issues and require clients to make an appointment and include:

  • Operation Stand Down Clinic (OSDN): Held the third Wednesday of every month at the OSDN offices, 1125 12th Avenue South, Nashville. This clinic offers help to veterans on a variety of civil and criminal legal issues. Clients must call 615-248-1981 to schedule an appointment.
  • Debt Clinic: Held the first Tuesday of each month at 5 p.m. at Legal Aid Society’s Nashville office, 300 Deaderick Street, Nashville. This clinic is for clients who seek help with bankruptcy through Legal Aid Society. Clients must call 615-244-6610 for an appointment and eligibility screening.

Oak Ridge:

  • Third Tuesday of every month at 4:30 p.m. at the Oak Ridge office of Legal Aid Society, 226 Broadway, Oak Ridge (except in December)

Tullahoma (Intake and Brief Counsel and Advice):

  • Bedford County:

  • January 20, April 7, July 14 and October 13 at 9 a.m. – Bedford County Courthouse, 1 Public Square, Shelbyville
  • February 25, May 13, August 12 and October 7 at 10 a.m. – Bedford County Senior Citizens Center, 111 Jg Helton Dr., Shelbyville
  • Coffee County:

  • February 20, May 15, August 14 and October 23 at 10 a.m. - Coffee County Senior Citizens Center, 410 North Collins St., Tullahoma
  • Franklin County:

  • March 24, June 23, September 22 and December 8 at 9:30 a.m. – Franklin County Judicial Center, 360 Wilton Circle, Winchester
  • February 24, May 26, August 25 and October 20 at 11:45 a.m. – Franklin County Senior Citizens Center, 74 Clover Dr., Winchester
  • Grundy County:

  • January 27, April 28, July 28 and October 27 at 9:30 a.m. – Grundy County Courthouse, 68 Cumberland Street, Altamont
  • Lincoln County:

  • February 2, May 4, August 3 and November 2 at 9:30 a.m. – Lincoln County Courthouse, 112 Main Avenue South, Fayetteville
  • February 17, May 19, August 18 and October 13 at 10 a.m. – Lincoln County Senior Citizens Center, 908 Washington St. West, Fayetteville
  • Moore County:

  • February 3, May 5, August 4 and November 10 at 9:30 a.m. – Moore County Courthouse, 196 Main Street, Lynchburg
  • February 10, May 12, August 11 and October 6 at 11 a.m. – Moore County Senior Citizens Center, 87 High St., Lynchburg
  • Warren County:

  • March 10, June 9, September 8 and December 8 at 9:30 a.m. – Warren County Courthouse, 111 South Court Square, McMinnville

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands advocates for fairness and justice under the law. The non-profit law firm offers free civil legal representation, educational programs and advice to ensure people in its region are able to protect their livelihoods, their health and their families. It serves 48 counties from offices in Clarksville, Columbia, Cookeville, Gallatin, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Oak Ridge and Tullahoma. Legal Aid Society is funded in part by United Way. Learn more at www.las.org, or by following the firm on Facebook.

Posted: January 21, 2015