October is 'Celebrate Pro Bono Month'
Celebrate Pro Bono Month 2016 kicks off this weekend with more than 50 events planned across the state during the month of October. See the Tennessee Bar Association's statewide coverage of events here. Tennessee lawyers help thousands of clients throughout the year by providing free legal advice, but this assistance is especially celebrated and emphasized during the month of October as part of a nationwide celebration. Now in its eighth year, the Tennessee initiative brings together bar associations, law schools, law firms, legal services providers and individual lawyers to offer free services to those unable to afford a lawyer, and to celebrate the good works of Tennessee lawyers. This year's celebration is expected to involve more than 300 volunteers -- including lawyers, law students, paralegals and language interpreters. The Tennessee Bar Association has posted a summary of events online and will be updated throughout the month.
This article was originally published in the September 29, 2016 edition of TBA Today.