Access to Justice Committee

The Access to Justice Committee develops and implements policy and initiatives to assist lawyers, the organized bar, law schools, legal services organizations & pro bono programs in providing access to the justice system for the poor & marginalized.

Sherrard & Roe PLC
150 3rd Ave S #1100
Nashville, TN 372012011
Immediate Past Chair
International Paper Company
6400 Poplar Ave
Memphis, TN 38197

Law Students Get Public Service Lessons at ATJ Summit

Representatives from all six Tennessee law schools gathered in Nashville over the weekend with leaders from the access to justice community for the fourth Law School Pro Bono & Public Interest Summit, hosted by Nashville School of Law and sponsored by the Tennessee Bar Association's Access to Justice Committee and the Tennessee Supreme Court’s Access to Justice Commission. About 30 people took part in the program, including Supreme Court Chief Justice Sharon Lee and Nashville School of Law Dean (and former Supreme Court Justice) William Koch.

read more »

LAET Names Sheri Fox as Executive Director

Sheri A. Fox has been named executive director of Legal Aid of East Tennessee (LAET), the firm’s board of directors announced today. Fox replaces David R. Yoder, who retires Dec. 31. A long-time volunteer with LAET’s Pro Bono Project in Chattanooga, Fox has been recognized as an Attorney for Justice by the Tennessee Supreme Court. She previously worked in the Chattanooga office of Baker Donelson. “One of the primary reasons I joined Baker Donelson over 14 years ago was because of the firm’s demonstrated commitment to access to justice,” Fox said. “Given that commitment, it is not at all surprising that my Baker Donelson family ‘raised’ a lawyer who would one day take the helm of LAET."

read more »